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