It looks like the upcoming Star Wars film Rogue Squadron has finally found its writer, as The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that Matthew Robinson has joined the project. He famously co-wrote and co-directed the 2009 comedy The Invention of Lying with Ricky Gervais. The upcoming Star Wars film will be the first entry since 2019’s Rise of Skywalker. Not much is known bout the project and THR has also pointed out they are unsure how long he has already been working on the film’s script. It seems the project is eyeing a production start this fall or early in 2022 to hit its 2023 December release date.
The franchise has mainly focused on its Disney+ outings that started with The Mandalorian. It’ll expand into a variety of franchises, which include this year’s The Book of Boba Fett and the upcoming Ahsoka seres. There have already been hints that the latter started casting and is seeking to add The Clone Wars‘ character Barrs Offee. Just recently, Discussing Film shared some details regarding The Acolyte series which is eyeing a February production start.
After a brief slowdown, it seems that a lot more Star Wars is heading our way in the near future. In the meantime, Disney+ has been dominated by Marvel Studios’ original series that is also seeing a return to theaters in July with Black Widow. Disney has been expanding their iconic franchises through different media and it’ll be interesting to see how they plan to expand the Star Wars franchise through films that are more loosely connected than before.