Patty Jenkins is ready to direct a Star Wars movie (Image: Wealthy Polk/Getty Photos for IMDb)
Surprise Lady director Patty Jenkins is ready to helm a brand new Star Wars film, with the announcement of Rogue Squadron.
In a single day, Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and co introduced their newest slate of movies and TV exhibits to return, as a part of Disney’s Investor Day.
Jenkins achieved important acclaim on the helm of DC Comics film Surprise Lady and has barely dusted off her breeches amid the approaching launch of sequel Surprise Lady 1984, but it surely has now been revealed she’s set to tackle a complete new mission within the type of a spin-off film from the big sci-fi franchise.
Rogie Squadron is ready to observe the fighter pilots made well-known within the franchise, and would be the subsequent Star Wars film to be launched.
Oh, it’ll additionally make Jenkins the primary girl to be handed the complete reins of a Star Wars movie, so there’s that to rejoice.
The director teased the large announcement with a clip uploaded to her Twitter, wherein she recalled the ‘thrill’ of seeing her father work as a fighter pilot.
She most just lately helmed Surprise Lady 1984, with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine (Image: JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Star Wars has rather a lot on its plate in the meanwhile, the place it was revealed in the course of the occasion a number of new productions are within the works, together with a sequence primarily based on Lando Calrissian, and one other sequence specializing in R2D2 and C3PO, which can reportedly be an animated journey titled A Droid Story.
What’s extra, Disney Plus sequence The Mandalorian was confirmed for 2 new spin-off titles, The Rangers of the New Republic, and Ahsoka Tano – the latter primarily based on the Clone Wars cartoon sequence, most just lately dropped at life by Rosario Dawson.
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We’ve additionally received a prequel sequence primarily based on 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming, which shall be titled Andor.
The 12-part sequence will star Diego Luna and began manufacturing just some weeks in the past within the UK. That one will debut in 2022, while Lucasfilm Boss Kathleen Kennedy tapped one of many Mandalorian spin-offs for a Christmas 2021 launch.
And, the cherry on prime within the Lucasfilm world, the next installment of the Indiana Jones franchise directed by James Mangold was introduced, with Harrison Ford returning, whereas a Star Wars function movie by author/director Taika Waititi and Youngsters of Blood & Bone, primarily based on Tomi Adeyemi’s New York Instances bestselling novel, rounds out the slate.