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Disney Orders Extensive Reshoots for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to be the first of many Star Wars spinoff films to be made over the next several years.  While the film is due for release later this year, the first cut of the film has been reviewed and, according to Page Six, Disney executives are not happy with the results.

Unnamed sources reportedly told Page Six, “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.” and “‘Rogue One’ has fallen short of what J.J. Abrams did with ‘Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.’ So Disney has ordered reshoots. Disney won’t take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn’t testing well.”

A source for Disney reportedly said, “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.”

Of course, reshoots can be expected with any film.  The upcoming highly anticipated Suicide Squad went through something similar but, “four weeks of expensive reshoots”?  That seems pretty excessive.  Doesn’t it?

Rogue One is said to take place at some point in time between Episode III and Episode IV where resistance fighters attempt to steal plans for the Death Star.  The film will star Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna.

Check out the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer below. 

What are your thoughts on the four weeks of reshoots?


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