Rogue Squadron culturally like Wonder Woman: Patty Jenkins on directing Star Wars spin-off

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By: PTI | New Delhi |

December 24, 2020 5:24:00 pm


Patty Jenkins will probably be directing Star Wars spin-off Rogue Squadron. (Photo: Patty Jenkins/ Twitter)

Director Patty Jenkins says she is aspiring to make an amazing Star Wars spin-off with Rogue Squadron, which will probably be culturally within the vein of her blockbuster Wonder Woman movies.

Jenkins, who has helmed two superhero tentpoles — Wonder Woman (2017) and the recently-released Wonder Woman 1984 for DC Films, is heading to the Disney-owned Lucasfilm to direct Rogue Squadron.

The new Star Wars film will introduce a brand new era of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and danger their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and transfer the saga into the longer term period of the galaxy, as per the official plotline launched by Lucasfilm.

It will mark the primary characteristic movie within the long-running sci-fi franchise, scheduled to be launched in 2023, to be directed by a girl.

Asked about Rogue Squadron, Jenkins informed PTI in an unique telephonic interview from Los Angeles, I clearly know greater than I can say (however) it’s culturally like Wonder Woman.”

“I’m aspiring to make a great Star Wars movie but a very personal tale within it… a strong emotional (core). I’m excited about the fact that it has that opportunity within it,” the 48-year-old director, whose father was a fighter pilot, added.

Jenkins beforehand informed PTI that it’s “questionable” whether or not a 3rd movie within the Wonder Woman franchise will probably be made following Warner Bros’ resolution to go for a theatrical-and-digital mannequin to launch its movies.

The filmmaker stated she would love to come back again for a 3rd movie solely when Warner Bros “goes back to being a full theatrical studio”.

“Before the pandemic, the world would have gone alongside. We in all probability would have even made a deal for Wonder Woman three and discovered when and the way I may match that into my schedule.

“Now it all really is much more questionable whether we will do it at all and how we will do it. So, that’s going to be an interesting thing. I would still love to do it but only (if) Warner Bros goes back to being a full theatrical studio,” Jenkins had stated.

Wonder Woman 1984 was launched in Indian theatres by Warner Bros on December 24 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Fronted by Gal Gadot, the movie additionally stars Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Chris Pine, Robin Wright and Connie Nielson.

Presented by Warner Bros Pictures, the movie is an Atlas Entertainment/Stone Quarry Production.

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