'Rogue Squadron' culturally like 'Wonder Woman': Patty Jenkins
(Sourced from PTI)
Director Patty Jenkins says she is aspiring to make a great Star Wars spin-off with Rogue Squadron, which will be "culturally" in the vein of her blockbuster Wonder Woman films. Jenkins, who has directed Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984, is heading to the Disney-owned Lucasfilm to direct Rogue Squadron. Presented by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is an Atlas Entertainment/Stone Quarry production.
Wonder Woman 1984 released in Indian theaters today in four languages - English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Starring Gal Gadot in the titular role, the film also features Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielson.
The new Star Wars spin-off will introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy, as per the official plotline released by Lucasfilm. It will mark the first feature film in the long-running sci-fi franchise to be directed by a woman.
Jenkins said, "I obviously know more than I can say (but) it's culturally like Wonder Woman." Jenkins, whose father was a fighter pilot, added, "I'm aspiring to make a great Star Wars movie, but a very personal tale within it... a strong emotional (core). I'm excited about the fact that it has that opportunity within it."
Jenkins previously said that it is "questionable" whether a third film in the Wonder Woman franchise will be made following Warner Bros.' decision to opt for a theatrical-and-digital model to release its films. The filmmaker added that she would love to come back for a third film only when Warner Bros. "goes back to being a full theatrical studio."