Those pesky ‘creative differences’ appear to have popped their head up once more over at Lucasfilm, affecting the next Star Wars film.
Last week we reported that Patty Jenkins’ planned Star Wars movie, Rogue Squadron, was looking like it was a facing a significant delay. Whilst the film is still technically set to release in December 2023, Disney has completely removed it from its production slate, meaning the chances of it actually making that date are remote at best.
The delay was originally put down to Patty Jenkins’ crammed schedule, what with Wonder Woman 3 and a Cleopatra film in development too. However, Matthew Belloni, a former editor for The Hollywood Reporter – and a seemingly reliable source – has indicated that ‘creative differences’ have caused the delay:
He wrote that “Jenkins wasn’t willing to dick around, and she has other projects, notably Wonder Woman 3 at Warner Bros, where she enjoys more creative freedom”.
It’s a problem that seems to plague lots of Star Wars films, with Rogue One and Solo being just two of the higher-profile examples. As we indicated last week, we wouldn’t be surprised if Jenkins ends up exiting the project altogether.
In other Lucasfilm news, Kathleen Kennedy has had her tenure as the head of the company extended until 2024. Whilst the film side of the Star Wars universe may be floundering somewhat, its move into the world of television has been a great success and Kennedy has been given the green light to continue developing Lucasfilm projects for some years to come.
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