The Star Wars production slate just got a little smaller. According to a report from Variety, a pair of upcoming Star Wars films from Marvel president Kevin Feige and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is no longer in development.
We first heard about a potential Star Wars film from Feige and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy back in 2019, but sources close to the situation tell Variety it’s been shelved. The same goes for the Rogue Squadron movie Jenkins was working on, which isn’t all that surprising given its production was delayed in 2021 and pushed back again last year. In December, Jenkins expressed uncertainty about the future of the film, noting at the time she didn’t “know if it will happen or not.”
Despite these setbacks, Variety reports that production still continues on Taika Waititi’s Star Wars film and that he might even star in it. Waititi, the filmmaker behind Thor: Love and Thunder and Thor: Ragnarok, also directed several episodes of The Mandalorian.
Sources also tell Variety that Lucasfilm is “committed” to a Star Wars film from Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and the Oscar Award-winning Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who worked on Ms. Marvel. Oh, and there’s also the potential Star Wars film from Deadpool 3 director Shawn Levy, who’s dead set on making it happen.
A lot can occur between now and December 2025, which is when Disney’s expected to release its next Star Wars film. Hopefully, we’ll get some more solid information on the franchise’s future during the Star Wars Celebration that kicks off on April 7th.