WONDER WOMAN Director Patty Jenkins To Helm STAR WARS Movie (FILM NEWS)

ROGUE SQUADRON is the first STAR WARS feature film to be greenlit since the close of the Skywalker saga.

No sign of any — wait! Coming in point-three-five!

The long wait for the next officially announced Star Wars movie is finally over: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is coming, and it’s from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

The daughter of a fighter pilot, Jenkins is combining her passions for flight and film as the first female director of a Star Wars movie. While no details were given in Jenkins’ video-tweet announcement (see below), the title itself would seem to suggest a Top Gun-style entry into the Star Wars franchise, but perhaps with less swagger and more heroic nobility.

This announcement came in a much broader virtual presentation from Disney chief executive Bob Chapek. In his public speech to investors, Chapek unveiled plans for 10 Star Wars series and 10 Marvel series to be produced for Disney Plus over the next decade.

Lucasfilm also confirmed plans for the Indiana Jones 5, starring Harrison Ford and directed by James Mangold (Logan, Ford V Ferrari). Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said that this chapter will “conclude this iconic character’s journey.” It will begin shooting in 2021, with a theatrical release in 2022.

The various series will included a limited-run Lando series starring Donald Glover, who will reprise his role as the young Lando Calrissian from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Also returning: Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader in Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Other Star Wars series include Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson as the previously-animated Jedi Knight who was brought to life in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, as well as a Rogue One Prequel Series and Rangers of the New Republic, likely a post-Return of the Jedi series.

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, however, was the lone feature film to be revealed. It is planned for a theatrical release in December of 2023.

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