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First images appear from set as Patty Jenkins’ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron begins filming

April 22nd, 2021 by Marc Comments

It looks like Wonder Woman Director Patty Jenkins’ Star Wars movie, Rogue Squadron, has begun filming.

New images have appeared online – you can see them by clicking here – and features a lot of new spaceships (one of which looks like a Y-Wing) and several greenscreens.

At this stage, the movie is set for a Christmas 2023 release, meaning Star Wars is looking to recapture the Christmas slot it dominated for a few years there in the wake of The Force Awakens.

In lore, Rogue Squadron was founded by the one and only Luke Skywalker – no word on whether that will be the story in the movie, but given how The Mandalorian Season 2 wrapped up, I’d say it’s very possible – who we now know got the name after the team in Rogue One who stole the plans for the Death Star and got them to the rebellion before their painful demise on the planet Scariff.

Speaking of The Mandalorian Season 2, star Katee Sackhoff recently revealed that she and that she and the rest of the cast were told the Jedi appearing at the end of the finale was Plo Koon, not Luke Skywalker – which would have been very plausible given co-showrunner Dave Filoni’s adoration for the character – so they were as surprised as anyone to learn it was Star Wars’ main character, Luke.

Anyway, getting back to Rogue Squadron, while story details are currently unknown, I’d imagine this could be the first of several movies as Rogue Squadron were heroes of the rebellion throughout Star Wars lore, so there’s many, many adventures to be had.

Anyway, check out the images and let us know what you all think. Are you excited to see what Jenkins can do in the galaxy far, far away? Let me know.

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is set to be released on December 22, 2023

Secretive: While Patty was announced to direct the hotly-anticipated feature film no cast members have been revealed yet, and in typical Lucasfilm fashion details of the plot remains tightly under wraps

Here’s the original teaser for Jenkins’ movie:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….