While smartly dodging the identity of the screenwriter of the forthcoming Rogue Squadron film – “I want him to have his own proper announcement, so I’m going to wait until that comes out.” – director Patty Jenkins went into detail on how she plans to juggle her 2023 film with her other mounting list of projects, and her hopes for the film.

“We’re very far into the — we’re finishing the treatment basically, which is pretty big. So it ends up being like where you’re fairly close to a well-along screenplay by the time I’m done with the treatment in my process. So yeah, we’ve been working on it for awhile. It’s going great. I’m super excited about it. I’m super excited about the story.”

Major motion pictures don’t happen overnight, but with the amount of design and craft required for a Star Wars project it can take much longer, something Jenkins is keenly aware of.

“You can never do it in one year. You could never do a good ‘Star Wars’ movie in one year or a good ‘Cleopatra’ in one year. I think each of those movies takes two years probably. But I do think, as I even learned on the two ‘Wonder Woman’s, I already had sold a limited TV series [‘I Am the Night’] that I was in love with when they decided to move the ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ release date up. So suddenly it was happening on top of each other. And I was actually able to write a huge treatment and have a bunch of creative meetings and go off and do my show while pre-production was happening for ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’ So there is a lot of ways. Certainly, until I’m on set shooting ‘Star Wars,’ I could be developing all sorts of other things and pushing them forward. It’s actually possible. So, I think that’s apparently how people do multiple things at one time, which I’m usually pretty singularly focused, but I’m getting better at this all the time.”

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Star Wars Vol. 1: The Destiny Path (Star Wars (Marvel))
  • Soule, Charles (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 152 Pages - 11/10/2020 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)