What’s also exciting is that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins will direct the upcoming film. This is a huge milestone as Jenkins will be the first female to direct a Star Wars feature film. If we were to guest the story of Rogue Squadron it might be based on the video game series with the same name. But it could be entirely something new and fans will have to wait and see.
Rogue Squadron in Star Wars’ Past
The Star Wars: Rogue Squadron series had 3 entries over the course of 10 years – Rogue Squadron (N64), Rogue Leader (2001), and Rebel Strike (2003), developed by Lucasarts. The story of Rogue Squadron takes gamers through various space missions across distant planets through the cockpits of Rogue Squadron pilots Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles with the addition of fan favorites such as the smuggler Han Solo, Leia Organa, Chewbacca.
From Mon Calamari, Corellia, Tattooine, the Jade Moon, and Sullust to Hoth, Taloraan, the Death Star, and Chandrila, our heroes would continue their fight against the oppressive Galactic Empire to restore peace to the galaxy.
The Rogue Squadron series introduced players to numerous starships, speeder bikes, and on-foot missions while giving each vehicle its own distinct abilities, flight patterns, and weapons. Players could pilot ships featured across the films such as the famous X-Wing, A-Wing, B-Wing, TIE Fighter/Interceptor/Hunter, Boba Fett’s Slave I, the Millennium Falcon, Naboo Starfighter, and low altitude vehicles like the T-47 & V-Wing Airspeeders, speeder bikes, AT-ST/AT-ATs, and the hilarious easter eggs vehicle, the Jet Black Buick that could be flown in Rogue Squadron (1998).
These stories are now within the realm of what Lucasfilm has deemed as “Legends” following the Disney acquisition. However, this may all be changed with this new film, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (2022). Going back to the actual upcoming Lucasfilm and Disney released a promo trailer for Rogue Squadron and it features Patty Jenkins.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron TRAILER BREAKDOWN
The short teaser trailer starts in what appears to be an airplane hanger. We see a woman rollerblading to her car. We find out that woman is director Patty Jenkins. In the trailer, she tells viewers that her father was an amazing fighter pilot. Jenkins also explains that as a child she loved and was always thrilled when she saw fighter jets blasting in the sky.
However, she did sadly explain that her father was killed during his service in the U.S Army. Jenkins then said that one day she would make it her mission to make “the greatest fighter pilot of all time.” Then finally after years of waiting, Jenkins finally has the chance in making her dream come true by making Rogue Squadron. The trailer then ends with Jenkins walking up to an X-Wing Fighter, and we see the title card for Rogue Squadron!
Overall the trailer for this upcoming movie was really well done. It was simple yet very sweet, inspiring, and heroic. Jenkins’s loving story of her father’s bravery and service is the greatest highlight of this trailer. After the trailer premiered Lucasfilm producer Kathleen Kennedy explained that “I couldn’t be more excited that our next Star Wars feature film will be directed by Patty Jenkins”.
Jenkins’ history with directing the highly successful Wonder Woman and upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 will bring a lot of excitement to this upcoming project. The upcoming film is slated for a Christmas release in 2023.
Source: Disney, Lucasfilm