Following the creation of DC Studios and the overhaul of the DC film slate there have been a lot of rumours flying around about the fate of Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman 3’ and the reasons the film is not going ahead. Jenkins has now taken to Twitter to set the record straight and it could be good news for Star Wars fans.
Jenkins confirms she had to drop ‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’ because she wanted to focus on the third ‘Wonder Woman’ and couldn’t make the release dates work. The big reveal is that she made a new deal with Lucasfilm which kept ‘Rogue Squadron’ in active development . Now ‘WW3’ has disappeared there is the possibility that the Star Wars film could move forward.
There has been no comment from Lucasfilm but, even though they removed ‘Rogue Squadron’ from their release schedule, they have always maintained the film has not gone away. The next date Lucasfilm has booked for a film release is 19th December 2025 and the assumption is that is for a project being led by Damon Lindelof. After that they have penciled in 17th December 2027, a full five years away. Kathleen Kennedy (president of Lucasfilm) has said they are looking for creatives who are prepared to devote that amount of time to the Star Wars universe, so this poses the question – following the disappointment of ‘Wonder Woman 3’ being taken away from her after being in development for years, is Patty Jenkins prepared to risk the next five years of her career on this film?