It seems as though we'll be waiting quite a bit longer for Star Wars' latest spin-off movie with news that Rogue Squadron has been delayed due to creative differences with director Patty Jenkins. Last week, Collider reported that Jenkins' commitments to Wonder Woman 3 and Paramount's Cleopatra had caused an unfortunate "scheduling conflict" for the sought after filmmaker. However, that doesn't seem to be the case, as multiple sources have reported that the delay comes down to some good old fashioned creative differences.
I was as shocked and surprised as you are to learn that a Star Wars movie and its director has run into creative differences with LucasFilm, as this has never happened before, aside from all those times where this exact thing has happened. The first spin-off, Rogue One, had a notoriously challenging shoot with filmmaker Tony Gilroy replacing director Gareth Edwards for extensive reshoots. While Rogue One turned out pretty well, the highly publicised firing of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller midway through production on Solo didn't do the box office any favours. Even a solid pair of hands like Ron Howard (who reshoot the entire movie) couldn't salvage a profoundly messy film. Oh, and let's not forget that Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow also parted ways with Star Wars after creative differences saw him quit Rise of Skywalker.
I was looking forward to seeing Jenkins take on Star Wars, and hopefully, something can be worked out that works for everybody. That said, Jenkins has no shortage of big projects to work on, and after the wobbly Wonder Woman 1984, perhaps her creativity is best spent sticking the landing of her DC trilogy. It remains unclear if Rogue Squadron will be ready to meet its original release date of December 22, 2023.
Our next fix from Star Wars arrives next month with the highly-anticipated limited series The Book of Boba Fett landing on Disney+ on December 29.