Taika Waititi seems to return to work within the Star Wars universe soon, while Lucasfilm would have definitively abandoned the development of Rogue Squadron and the project produced by Kevin Feige.
The universe of Star Wars looks like it won’t expand with Rogue Squadronthe film conceived by Patty Jenkins, and the project to be produced by Kevin Feige. The Variety site has in fact updated the fans of the stellar saga by revealing that Lucasfilm seems to have abandoned the two feature films, while the one created by Taika Waititi could still be done.
The sources of the American newspaper have underlined that for now no Star Wars film has obtained the green light for production and the first film project of the saga has a date set for the month of December 2025.
Among the certainties, however, there seems to be the definitive cancellation of Rogue Squadron, a feature film created by Patty Jenkins which was announced in December 2020. A few months ago the Wonder Woman director had admitted that she was continuing to develop the project, although she did not know if it was ever going to happen.
The feature film that should have been produced by Kevin Feige, of which the first news had appeared in September 2019, seemed to have been entrusted to the screenwriter Michael Waldron, former author of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, the head of Marvel Studios then hired him to work on Avengers: Secret Wars, implicitly confirming that work on the new piece of the stellar saga has stopped.
Rian Johnson, who directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has long hoped to return to work with Lucasfilm, however his return seems hampered by the commitment made with Netflix regarding the sequels to Dinner and Murder and the production of the second season of Pokerface.
Star Wars, Rian Johnson and the future of the saga: coming soon in a galaxy far, far away
variety therefore argues that the next Star Wars film to land on the big screen could be the one developed by Taika Waititi, of which he could also be the protagonist.
Sources close to Lucasfilm also claim that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is working on a feature film that will see her directing and which, according to rumors that emerged in October 2022, should be written by Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson.
However, the first certain news regarding the future of the saga on the big screen should arrive rather soon: on April 7, thanks to the Star Wars Convention which will take place in London.