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Multiple ‘Star Wars’ Film Projects Now on Ice

Patty Jenkins’ ‘Rogue Squadron’ and Kevin Feige’s untitled effort have been shelved indefinitely during an uncertain era for the sci-fi franchise; all may be revealed at next month’s Star Wars Celebration convention in London.

Trouble is brewing in a galaxy far, far away. Last September, fans noticed Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron, billed as the “greatest fighter pilot movie ever made,” was pulled from Disney’s 2023 film slate. In December, Jenkins admitted in a statement that she didn’t “know if it will happen or not.”

Now, it looks like Kevin Feige’s Star Wars universe project is also no longer in active development, according to Variety, with the film’s writer Michael Waldron (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) hard at work with Avengers: Secret Wars and other upcoming Marvel projects. All other rumored Star Wars projects, such as Taika Waititi’s possible feature and a film from director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, are still up in the air. Not all is lost, however. Plans for the future of Star Wars may be unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration convention in London the weekend of April 7.

In the meantime, fans of the sci-fi franchise can still look forward to Star Wars: Visions - Volume 2, Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures, Star Wars: Ahsoka, and Star Wars Skeleton Crew (formerly "Grammar Rodeo") streaming on Disney+ later in 2023. For a quick fix of baby alien cuteness, Star Wars: The Mandalorian season 3 is streaming now on Disney+.

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