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Patty Jenkins Talks The Pressure Of Directing A Star Wars Film

Director Patty Jenkins says she's still writing Rogue Squadron and she owes Disney a submitted script.

When I heard that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins would be directing the Rogue Squadron film, I said to myself, “Yes, yes. Yes, excellent choice.” Jenkins has more than proven she can handle big-name franchises, and with this new Star Wars film, she will really be pioneering I the sense that this area of a galaxy far, far away has been covered in books and video games, but never a live-action film (There are little tastes of it in a few of the films, but not one focusing on it).

Jenkins recently spoke with Yahoo! Entertainment and discussed stepping behind the camera for one of the most beloved franchises of all-time. You can check out what she had to say below.

If I can be in a groundbreaking position to pave the way for other people, that’s amazing. I hope that I get to do that. But luckily [Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984] were not no pressure, either. So I’ve gotten pretty used to the fact that there’s really nothing you can do about it. You just have to try to make a great film and really be diligent about keeping your eye on the ball and always making sure you’re thinking about everything. So I will carry forward and try to make a great movie.”

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“I feel a huge amount of pressure to make a great Star Wars film, of course. The fan base is amazing and massive and that’s no small task. That’s really what I think about.”

She sounds like she is well aware of what she is stepping into, and that’s a really good sign. I would like to know her history with Star Wars as a fan, is she one? A Casual one? Or a hardcore fan? Now if she was neither this wouldn’t be a dealbreaker, however, I think it would be a huge leg up, for her, and for fans’ interest and hope for the movie.

Honestly, I am pretty sure Jenkins could take a script written by Helen Keller (easy, it’s just a joke, she was an absolutely amazing human being) and make a better Star Wars film than any of the films in the sequel trilogy.

What are your thoughts on Patty Jenkins using her skills in a galaxy far, far away? Let us know in the comments down below!

Source: Yahoo! Entertainment

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