Star Wars: Rogue Squadron won't be coming out in 2023, as Disney removes the upcoming Star Wars spin-off from its release calendar

Disney Removes Rogue Squadron From Release Calendar


Star Wars: Rogue Squadron has been removed from Disney’s release calendar.
The upcoming Star Wars spin-off from director Patty Jenkins was scheduled for release on December 22, 2023, but has since been pulled. it was also removed from the studio’s production schedule back in 2021.
Although it may be disappointing news for Star Wars fans, the move was expected. After all, the film should have entered production by now in order to meet its December 2023 release date.
However, this isn’t the first time Rogue Squadron has been delayed after it was bumped from its original November 2023 release date due to scheduling conflicts with Jenkins.
Since the film is still not in production yet, that’s also not necessarily a bad thing… and it doesn’t mean that the film has been canceled. It’s just a lot further out than we originally thought.
Additionally, Disney has shuffled around some of its other release dates: Haunted Mansion will be released on August 11, 2023, with the Untitled Disney Live Action film that previously occupied this slot now removed from the schedule. Next Goal Wins will now be released on April 21, 2023.
Wish, the upcoming Disney film about the iconic star, is one of the previously untitled films, releasing on November 22, 2023. An Untitled Marvel film is now releasing on September 6, 2024, moving from its previous date of February 16, 2024.
Several other previously untitled Disney films include Elio with a new release date of March 1, 2024, Disney’s Snow White with a release date of March 22, 2024, Inside Out 2 with a release date of June 14, 2024, and Mufasa: The Lion King with a release date of July 5, 2024.
Ranking the Star Wars Movies From Worst to BestThe only thing Star Wars fans love more than Star Wars is arguing about which Star Wars movies are the best. So to settle this dispute and bring peace to the galaxy, the IGN Movies Council convened to debate and vote on which of the live-action theatrical films are bantha poodoo and which have unlimited power. And now we present to you the results. Here’s our ranking of all the Star Wars movies!<b>11. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker</b>
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After four decades and eight episodes, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was supposed to bring the Skywalker Saga to a satisfying conclusion, but instead of going out with a bang, it ended with something more akin to that noise the Sarlacc pit made after eating a bounty hunter. 
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Simply put, the film just doesn’t work. It’s full of unearned moments, inconsequential characters, and plot twists that hurt your head the more you think about them. And don’t get us started on Chewie’s death fakeout! But hey, at least Babu Frik. 
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Yet what truly makes Episode IX a difficult watch is its lack of commitment to the events of The Last Jedi, and so we watch as the plot bends over backwards to rewrite Star Wars lore, rather than building off what came before to deliver fans a more fitting conclusion. <b>10. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones</b>
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While Star Wars: Attack of the Clones may have an exciting title, it’s one of the most boring movies in the franchise, even with its redeeming qualities. Watching Obi-Wan Kenobi play Jedi-detective as he investigates the Separatist movement and the enigmatic Count Dooku is the highlight of the film. Not to mention some amazing action sequences, including the chase through Coruscant, the Jedi/Bounty Hunter battle on Kamino, and a truly wizard duel featuring the frog-hopping Master Yoda. 
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But the film is otherwise bogged down by uneven pacing, wooden dialogue, and “dramatic” moments that wind up being unintentionally funny. There’s no better example of all this than Anakin and Padme’s snoozefest of a romance. What was supposed to be a love worth sacrificing the galaxy for, instead ends up making us want to stick our heads in the sand. 
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In the end, Episode II is more fondly remembered for the things set up in the greater Star Wars canon–looking at you, Clone Wars–than for how good of a movie it is on its own merits. <b>9. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace</b>
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While we’ll always love Star Wars: The Phantom Menace for bringing Star Wars back to the masses in 1999 and introducing a whole new generation to a galaxy far, far away, that doesn’t mean it’s as strong a trilogy-starter as A New Hope or The Force Awakens. Don’t get us wrong, the film gets credit for introducing franchise staples, such as the Jedi Order and the city-planet of Coruscant, while continuing the series’ tradition of peerless visual effects and music. Who doesn’t love the podrace and the Duel of the Fates? 
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But the praise dries up faster than a closing Naboo palace security door [soundup of the door closing] when you start to consider the dull political plot, clunky storytelling, and a cast full of ill-conceived characters. From the cringey antics of Jar Jar Binks to the over-the-top enthusiasm of a too young Anakin Skywalker, not to mention the overstuffed third act that struggles to juggle four different conflicts. Episode I never seems to go long without taking yet another misstep.<b>8. Solo: A Star Wars Story</b>
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While Rogue One gave fans hope for the “A Star Wars Story” subtitle, the anthology angle would be swiftly shelved by Lucasfilm after the poor reception to its second entry, simply titled “Solo.” Where its predecessor made the wise choice to focus more on new characters while allowing for cameos of franchise favorites, Solo took the opposite route, casting Alden Ehrenreich as one of the series’ most beloved protagonists, Han Solo, and asking audiences to buy in. Spoiler: they did not.
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Drawing loose inspiration from the AC Crispin novels of the Legends era, Ehrenreich’s earnest take on the galaxy’s scruffiest nerf-herder wasn’t bad, but between the uninspired plot and the ho-hum stakes, the movie as a whole definitely had room for improvement. Ultimately, Solo felt like it was trying to answer a lot of questions that nobody asked, and the ones that had been were probably better left unanswered, anyways. 
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As with all Star Wars movies, there are things to enjoy about it. If you have to recast Lando Calrissian, putting Donald Glover under the cape is an inspired choice, and the levitating train heist is a good time, but ultimately Solo proves to be a “one and done” kind of Star Wars story. 
<b>7. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith</b>
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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith retains many of the hallmark flaws of the prequels: goofy dialogue, pacing issues, an overreliance on CGI–but it does find far more success in making the audience feel something. The execution of Order 66 brings real dramatic weight to the conclusion of the Clone Wars, as we see firsthand the tragedy that changed the fate of the galaxy forever. Watching poor Master Yoda clutch his little frog heart gets us every time.
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Even though Episode III has some undeniable strengths, it’s frequently undermined by its weaknesses. Anakin’s downfall doesn’t feel as convincing as it should, largely thanks to the muted romance with Padme. The Jedi Order’s late discovery of Palpatine’s treachery–when it’s so blatantly obvious–make them look incompetent at the worst time. And while Ewan McGregor sells Obi-Wan’s devastating heartbreak during his fiery duel with Anakin, one great performance isn’t quite enough to wash out the taste of the others. Still, Revenge of the Sith is the strongest of the prequel trilogy, in large part thanks to its many memorable moments, and we have to credit it for that.
As for Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, details are still scarce… and it’ll be even longer before we get a glimpse of the upcoming film.
It’s thought that Rogue Squadron will in some way adapt the iconic Star Wars: Rogue Squadron video game… or at least use the premise as a jumping-off point.
Back when Jenkins was first announced to direct the spin-off, she revealed that her father was a former US Navy pilot, and felt that she was destined to “one day making the greatest fighter pilot movie of all time.”
Want to read more about Star Wars: Rogue One? Here’s our breakdown of all the upcoming Star Wars films and TV shows, as well as why the upcoming film isn’t a video game adaptation.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
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