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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: Patty Jenkins suiting up to direct new movie set in a galaxy far, far away

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Dec 10, 2020, 7:10 PM EST

Did you see this coming? As part of Disney's giant Investor Day presentation, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy is bringing in a real-life wonder woman.

Patty Jenkins, the director behind Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984, will be making the jump to hyperspace to direct a new Star Wars film: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. Details for the 2023 film are of course being kept under wraps, but it reportedly circles the Rebel Alliance starfighter squadron from a galaxy far, far away.

This will be the first time that a Star Wars film is directed by a woman, following the road traveled by Vic Mahoney, who served as Second Unit Director on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The above video shows Jenkins inline skating, feeling the need for speed, and talking about growing up with a fighter pilot father. And it ends with her zipping up an iconic orange flight suit, putting on an equally iconic helmet, and walking towards a rearing-to-launch X-wing fighter.  

Jenkins warps from DC to Star Wars on Christmas Day, 2023, although it's safe to say we're already go for launch.