Making Star Wars.net is reporting that 40% of the new ROGUE ONE movie starring Felicity Jones and Diego Luna is being sent back for re-shoots. According to this source, JJ Abrams will be supervising the re-shoots as Disney wasn't happy with the proposed final edits because it didn't feel like a STAR WARS movie, and certainly wasn't worthy to follow up the very successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The article goes on to list points on some of the feedback in regards to the reshoots, which are:
- Some crew initially heard J.J. Abrams was supervising the reshoots.
- Gareth Edwards is doing the reshoots himself but with a partner, Christopher McQuarrie.
- Christopher McQuarrie, the final writer on Rogue One will be working extensively with Edwards onset to make sure they’re on the “same page” with the most recent draft of the film.
- Christopher McQuarrie’s draft of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was considered superior to the film they shot previously.
- It was not Edwards’ fault as McQuarrie’s draft wasn’t completed when much of the film was shot and revisions kept coming in that made the film feel uneven.
- 32 sets have been recreated for the reshoot.
- The crew expects they are reshooting 40% of the film.
- They are working 6 days a week for 8 weeks.
Christopher McQuarrie took to twitter to refute the rumors on the extensive re-shoot rumors taking the net by storm on his Twitter feed.
Regardless of how extensive the reshoots have to be, this only proves the desire from everyone involved to make Star Wars films that meet the expectations of their most loyal fans. Since Disney brought the rights from Lucasfilm, they put forth an action plan to expand the Star Wars universe, and grant the wish of every Star Wars fan since the end of the prequels. Rogue One is the first step in expanding that universe as we dive deeper into the period before the very first Star Wars Movie entered the timeline.
The movie isn't due to be released until December, and there is plenty of time to tune up the film. Now, this doesn't mean that Director Gareth Edwards put forth a movie so bad that almost half of it has to be addressed. No, this is a positive sign that Disney (the big mouse) means to please the fans with great movies worthy of the Star Wars name, and that should make every lightsaber wielding fan very happy!