Patty Jenkins, director of the recently declared Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, has clarified her film won’t be an adaptation of the games of a similar name, saying, “we’re doing something original with great influence from the games and the books,” in an interview with IGN. “There’s a lot of things being acknowledged and understood about the greatness of all of those things,” she went on to say, “but yes, it’s an original story and I’m so psyched to do it.”
Rebel Squadron the game was released in 1998, an arcade space battle sim that cast you as Luke Skywalker. It highlighted a great deal of affectionately detailed ships from the films and bonus levels that let you replay the Death Star trench run and the Battle for Hoth. It’s as yet a standout amongst other Star Wars games on PC.
The Rogue Squadron film is one of a slew of Star Wars declarations to emerge from Disney’s thrillingly named Investor Day 2020, with others including an untitled film to be directed by Taika Waititi and a few TV shows including a Mandalorian turn off called Rangers of the Republic, a series featuring Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano, and a series set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith called Obi-Wan Kenobi, featuring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen.
Jenkins likewise directed Monster, Wonder Woman, and its approaching sequel Wonder Woman 1984, as well as episodes of different TV shows from Arrested Development to The Killing. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is gotten ready for a Christmas release in 2023.