Star Wars Celebration is about a month away but news is already trickling out about future projects that will happen, or won’t happen. Variety is reporting that both the Kevin Feige and Patty Jenkins Star Wars movies have been pulled from active development.
The Patty Jenkins Star Wars movie was initially announced in December 2020. It was set to be a Rogue Squadron movie and originally had been planned to have a 2023 release date. Fast forward to September 2022 and the movie was pulled from the December 2023 release date. As recently as December Jenkins indicated she was still working on developing the story but didn’t know if it would happen or not. As of now, it appears that it will not be happening.
Kevin Feige had also been attached to produce a Star Wars film for Lucasfilm as well in 2019. This led to plenty of speculation about Feige’s future with Lucasfilm. However, it soon became clear that his involvement would only be for one movie. As recently as May 2022 screenwriter Michael Waldron said he had been hired by Feige to write a Star Wars movie. “I’m enjoying having the freedom on that to do something that’s not necessarily a sequel or anything,” Waldron said at the time.
However, five months later Waldron was hired to work on 2026’s Avengers: Secret Wars. With his move back to Marvel (he previously wrote Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), it seems to confirm the report that this Star Wars project is also currently not in development. This also comes as Feige has recently shared that he will be focusing on quality and not quantity for the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward.
While these two projects are no longer in development, other Star Wars film projects continue to move forward. Filmmaker Taika Waititi has a Star Wars movie in the works. Not much is known about it. Waititi has shared that he also plans to appear in this film as well. Lucasfilm also is reportedly working with director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on a movie that Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson are working on a script for. Rain Johnson has also said that he is still committed to his Star Wars trilogy, depending on when the scheduling works.
Star Wars Celebration begins in London on April 7. It is expected that there will be announcements about the future slate of Star Wars projects during the event.
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