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Rogue Squadron Has Been A Unique Experience For Patty Jenkins

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

The announcement of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron last year was one of the biggest highlights in the film industry.  With Patty Jenkins making the announcement while suited up walking to an X-Wing it brought excitement to Star Wars fans all over.  Now Patty Jenkins cannot go through an interview without being asked about the upcoming Star Wars project. In a recent interview with THR she was asked the status of Rogue Squadron which she replied:

It’s going amazing. I had been on it already for six months before I even announced that, so we’re pretty deep into it. We’re finishing a script, crewing up, and it’s all going wonderful. I’m so excited about the story and excited that we’re the next chapter of Star Wars, which is such a responsibility and such an opportunity to really start some new things. It’s really exciting in that way.

For me, this is great news to hear! With all the challenges the film industry has had over the past 18 months, it is refreshing to hear that production for a movie of this caliber is having no issues. With the script about done and production starting to ramp up, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine the film being released in late 2022.  With three Star Wars Disney+ series scheduled for 2022, it will be great to bookend the year with a feature film.

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Although this is great news for all Star Wars fans some have been skeptical about whether Patty Jenkins can deliver a movie about the famous Rogue Squadron.  Our very own Kyle Malone who is a devout fan of the Star Wars EU books is worried that there has been a lack of consulting with Rogue Squadron author Michael Stackpole. In her interview with THR, Patty Jenkins was asked about what is like to collaborate with Lucasfilm and she had this to say:

There’s plenty of it. It’s an entirely different way of working. I’m on the phone with all of them and doing Zoom meetings with everybody involved in Star Wars all the time. I’m fairly free to do the story that we want to do, but you really need to know who’s done what, who’s doing what, where it goes and how it works, and what designs have been done before. It’s a whole other way of working that I’m getting up to speed on.

What is interesting about this comment is the fact that the creator of the Rogue Squadron universe, Mike Stackpole has not been involved in these meetings. I don’t expect Patty Jenkins to recreate an exact copy of the books but if her goal is to make the ultimate Star Wars fighter pilot movie wouldn’t you want to collaborate with the guy who wrote the ultimate Star Wars fighter pilot books?

I have full faith that Patty Jenkins will make a great movie and her vision will be executed.  Where I see an issue is with Lucasfilm not including one of their prominent authors from the extended universe to be a part of the process.

What do you all think? Are you excited about Rogue Squadron and the other upcoming Star Wars films? Let us know in the comments section below.

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