Patty Jenkins has been tapped to direct a new “Star Wars” movie.
During Thursday’s Disney Investor conference, it was announced that Jenkins will be behind the film “Rogue Squadron”, set to be released Christmas 2023.
Jenkins shared a clip to Twitter where she shared how her father’s time as part of a squadron made her want to create “the greatest fighter pilot film of all time.”
We are thrilled to have the great Patty Jenkins directing our @StarWars feature film Rogue Squadron, and as a true admirer of her work, it is an honor to have Patty directing her next film for us! https://t.co/5jKqaQ6Guk
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) December 10, 2020
The “Wonder Woman” director will be the first woman to direct a “Star Wars” feature film. She was also the first woman to direct a major superhero movie and the first with a budget over $100 million.
Other announcements during Thursday’s meetings included the news that Disney+ will release 10 more “Star Wars” series and 10 more Marvel series on the platform.
“Wonder Woman 1984” will debut in theatre and on HBO Max on Christmas Day.