Production of Disney's upcoming Star Wars movie delayed

Published 09 Nov, 2021 10:53am

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is currently scheduled to reach theatres in December 2023 but that might change due to delays.

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Production of Walt Disney Co's next Star Wars movie has been delayed because director Patty Jenkins is juggling other projects, a source close to the production said on Monday.

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is still currently scheduled to reach theatres in December 2023, the source said, but it is possible that date could change.

Jenkins, who directed two Wonder Woman movies for Warner Bros is working on a third movie about the superhero as well as a film about Egyptian queen Cleopatra.

Rogue Squadron film-makers had hoped to complete production in 2022 but realised it would not be possible to meet that timeline due to Jenkins' schedule, the source said. Production has been removed from the 2022 calendar.

The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Representatives for Jenkins did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Disney has other Star Wars movies in the works, including one being developed by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

The company also plans to release several Star Wars TV series on the Disney+ streaming service. Among them, The Book of Boba Fett will debut in December and Obi-Wan Kenobi is expected next year.