Patty Jenkins’ ‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’ Taps Matthew Robinson to Write

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Writer Matthew Robinson is heading to a galaxy far, far away.

After fleshing out the world that never lies in “The Invention of Lying” and the monster apocalypse in “Love and Monsters,” Matthew Robinson is penning the script for Patty Jenkins’ “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron,” which is currently scheduled to be released on Dec. 22, 2023.

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While plot details are being kept under wraps, the film will loosely be based on the “X-wing” novels that were released by Bantam Spectra and Del Rey between 1996-2012. Jenkins’ film will usher in a new generation of X-wing pilots trying to earn their wings. Disney declined to comment on Robinson’s involvement.

Lucasfilm revealed that “Rogue Squadron” was in development during Disney’s investor day in December 2020. Jenkins, best known for directing “Wonder Woman” and its sequel, posted a video on Twitter where she revealed her fighter pilot father inspired her to join the project.

“When he lost his life in service to this country, it ignited a desire in me to turn all of that tragedy and thrill into one day making the greatest fighter pilot movie of all-time,” she said in the video.

Robinson made his screenwriting debut in 2009 with “The Invention of Lying,” which he also co-directed with Ricky Gervais. He went on to write a slew of adventure blockbusters such as 2016’s “Monster Trucks,” 2019’s “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” and 2020’s “Love and Monsters.” He is also penning the screenplay to Doug Liman’s “Edge of Tomorrow” sequel as well as Greg Berlanti’s upcoming adaptation of “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Robinson is repped by ICM Partners and 3 Arts Entertainment.

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