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Production delayed on 'Rogue Squadron,' next 'Star Wars' film, report says

Conflicts in director Patty Jenkins' schedule are reportedly

Conflicts in director Patty Jenkins' schedule are reportedly pushing back production of "Rogue Squadron." Credit: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison

"Star Wars" fans waiting for the next installment of the space opera franchise will have to be just a little more patient.

The Hollywood Reporter, citing sources, on Monday broke the news that production on "Rogue Squadron," the next installment in the series, has been delayed due to scheduling conflicts for director Patty Jenkins. Production was set to being sometime in 2022, but that is unlikely to happen, which could also push back the movie's scheduled release date of Dec. 22, 2023.

The movie had been in development by Jenkins and screenwriter Matthew Robinson since last year, and preproduction was to have begun by the end of 2021. The last screen entry in the "Star Wars" universe was 2019’s "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."

Jenkins, 50, who gained prominence in Hollywood after the 2017 critical and commercial success of "Wonder Woman," has several other projects in the works, including "Wonder Woman 3" and a new screen version of "Cleopatra."

The announcement of "Rogue Squadron" along with Jenkins' role as director was revealed during Disney’s investor day in December 2020. In a video accompanying the news, Jenkins said that her fighter pilot father was the inspiration for "Rogue Squadron" and added that she was determined to make the "greatest fighter pilot movie ever made."

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