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‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’ will bring in a ‘new era’ for ‘Star Wars,’ director says

‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’ director Patty Jenkins said her new movie will usher in a new age of ‘Star Wars’

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“Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” filmmaker Patty Jenkins recently said the upcoming “Star Wars” film will usher in a new era and new age of “Star Wars.”

Jenkins recently spoke with The Associated Press about the upcoming “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron,” which was announced in December 2020 as a part of a future “Star Wars” project presentation.

She said “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” will have connections to the old book series of the same title but will offer a look into the new era of “Star Wars.”

  • “The Michael Stackpole books and the video games and all of the ‘Rogue Squadron’ books, there’s an incredible history that’s really important to honor,” Jenkins told The Associated Press. “And yet, it must be brought to a new age, because we have to tell a new story with it and so you’re trying to blend the best of everything and make it the great fighter-pilot movie, which I’ve always wanted to make, as well. It’s a big brew of things that you’re trying to put together and still try to keep a simple story.”

Jenkins told Lucasfilm after she was announced as the director that she is excited to push the “Star Wars” boundaries with the new movie.

  • “It’s been a lifelong dream as a filmmaker to one day make a great fighter pilot film,” said Jenkins. “As the daughter of a great fighter pilot myself, some of the best memories of my life are of seeing my father’s squadron take off in their F4s every morning, and hearing and feeling the awe-inspiring power and grace. When he passed away in service to this country it ignited a burning desire to one day channel all of those emotions into one great film. When the perfect story arrived in combination with another true love of mine, the incomparable world of ‘Star Wars,’ I knew I’d finally found my next film. I’m extremely honored and excited to take it on, and grateful to Lucasfilm, Disney, and the fans for extending that thrill to me.”

“Wonder Woman” star Chris Pine said he has heard the plans for “Rogue Squadron.” He told Collider that Jenkins, the director of “Wonder Woman” and the upcoming “Rogue Squadron” that the plans are “really great.”

  • “I had spoken to her about, not my involvement, but the story. She talked to me about it,” he said. “It sounds really, really great. But I’m ecstatic for her, excited for what she’s about to embark on. If there’s anyone that can reimagine and breathe fresh, new life into it, it’s her.”