Disney temporarily shelves ‘Star Wars’ in the cinema and withdraws ‘Rogue Squadron’, the only planned film in the saga

The future of ‘Rogue Squadron’, the film announced in 2020 that Patty Jenkins would direct, paints black. After a first postponement, went to December 22, 2023. But not even that distant date will be respected. Although it has not been officially cancelled, it has been removed from a release schedule that finally looks like this for the company:

  • ‘Wings of the next goal’ (April 21, 2023)
  • ‘Haunted Mansion’ (August 11, 2023, before March 10)
  • ‘Desire’ (November 22, 2023)
  • ‘Elio’ (March 1, 2024)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs‘ (March 22, 2024)
  • upside down 2‘ (June 14, 2024)
  • ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ (July 5, 2024)
  • marvel movie unspecified (September 6, 2024, before February 16)

That is to say, no sign of Star Wars, which has now become a strictly television franchise, where there are indeed plans for the future: the second season of ‘Visions’, ‘Tales of the Jedi’, are added to the imminent ‘Andor’, ‘Ashoka’, ‘Skeleton Crew’, ‘The Acolyte’ and ‘Lando’. There is nothing strange about it: the foundational ‘The Mandalorian’ is the most massively adored product of the franchise perhaps since the original trilogy, and although in its short career ‘Star Wars’ has had time to bill stumbles like ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ , the serial format suits you.

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The future of Star Wars

That does not mean that Star Wars has no signs of being continued in theaters. Rian Johnson, after several back and forth, affirms that his new Star Wars trilogy is moving forward, slowly but surely. All this now that ‘The Last Jedi’, his contribution to the saga, after a poor reception by the most fundamentalist fans, is starting to be seen as the smartest and best of the recent trilogy produced by JJ Abrams.

And Taika Waititi also has a trilogy in the making. One that is more or less guaranteed, if not a reboot, then the possibility of telling stories that are not so tied to the usual ‘Star Wars’ tradition (which is something that obviously the series are not capable of letting go of either). Disney+).

In any case, that is yet to come. The box office flop of ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ has pushed Patty Jenkins away from the series for now, suggesting that Disney wants to play it safe. The question now is: is Taika Waititi an absolutely foolproof trading card?Or is it more attractive to play it safe with the series?