From Themyscira to a galaxy Far, Far Away, Patty Jenkins continues to make historical past. The “Surprise Lady” filmmaker is about to change into the primary girl to helm a “Star Wars” movie. She is directing “Rogue Squadron,” which is slated for a Christmas 2023 launch, Variety confirms. The information was introduced December 10 on the Disney Investor convention.
“Rogue Squadron” will concentrate on pilots from throughout the “Star Wars” universe. Jenkins, the daughter of a fighter pilot, spoke of her lifelong objective of constructing the right fighter pilot film — and the way she by no means discovered the best undertaking till “Rogue Squadron” got here alongside — within the beneath video.
“Yelling to the Sky” director Victoria Mahoney grew to become the primary Black girl to direct on a “Star Wars” title. She served as second unit director on final yr’s “Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.” “Deborah Chow additionally directed an episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1, and is helming the upcoming Disney Plus collection ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’” per Selection.
With “Surprise Lady 1984,” which hits theaters and HBO Max on December 25, Jenkins grew to become the highest-paid feminine filmmaker ever. Her Diana Prince origin story, “Surprise Lady,” is the highest-grossing film directed by a solo woman director. It introduced in over $412 million domestically and greater than $821 million worldwide.
A “Cleopatra” biopic starring “Surprise Lady’s” Gal Gadot is among the many tasks on Jenkins’ slate. The Paramount Footage movie might be penned by Laeta Kalogridis (“Shutter Island”). Jenkins’ different credit embrace “Monster,” “I Am the Evening,” and “The Killing.” She received an Unbiased Spirit Award for the previous and a DGA Award for the latter.
The Disney Investor convention additionally featured a first look at Disney+’s “Ms. Marvel” collection, and phrase that “Ms. Marvel’s” Iman Vellani and “WandaVision’s” Teyonah Parris would appear in “Captain Marvel 2.” There was also confirmation that “Orphan Black’s” Tatiana Maslany will tackle the position of She Hulk, and bulletins about an “Enchanted” sequel, “Sister Act 3,” and “Moana” and “Princess and the Frog” spinoff series.
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