Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in trouble and is going into expensive reshoots over the summer!
What does this mean for the franchise?
According to a source talking with Page Six the executives at Disney are not pleased with the first cut of the film by director Gareth Edwards.
According to the source, “The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and Rogue One will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July.”
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, and Diego Luna. And this is going to be the first of several spinoff films that take place in various times in the Star Wars timeline.
So is it time to start screaming all is lost for Star Wars? Is this the return of the prequels?
No it isn’t. Calm down.
In the same article a Disney source told Page Six that ,”The filmmaking team and the studio always anticipated additional shooting and second unit work to make the film the absolute best it can be, and the actors were aware there would be additional shooting. Coming off The Force Awakens there’s an incredibly high bar for this movie and we have a responsibility to the franchise and to the fans to deliver the best possible movie we can.”
This tells me that this reshoot was on the schedule the whole time. I remember a report coming out that read very similar to this right before Mad Max: Fury Road came out. And look how that movie turned out – awesome. I also remember a report coming out saying that during the first screening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for the Warner Bros. executives there was “a standing ovation given” to the film after it ended. And how did that movie turn out – terrible.
Moral of the story is that its too early to make rash judgments. I’m sure the movie is in good hands, and come December 16th, everybody will be praising Gareth Edwards for creating another successful Star Wars film.
Until then, check out the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer here.