One of the biggest surprises of the Disney Investor Day on December 10, 2020, was the official announcement that Patty Jenkins would direct a Star Wars feature film, becoming the first-ever woman to do so. The story will focus on a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy. Later on, writer Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying) joined the project.
In November of 2021, it was revealed that Rogue Squadron would be delayed indefinitely to accommodate Jenkins’ schedule. In early 2022, following the announcement of Disney’s upcoming cinematic release schedule, which goes as further as 2028, Rogue Squadron is seen still eyeing a release on December 22, 2023. With the movie being put on the back burner as the script continues to be written this would no longer be the case.