ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY will be undergoing four weeks of reshoots later this summer ahead of the film’s December release date. While reshoots have become commonplace for big blockbusters, Page Six is reporting the reasoning behind the reshoots are partially motivated by Disney executive’s general unhappiness with the movie in its current condition.
According to Page Six’s anonymous Disney source “Disney won’t take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn’t testing well.”
The report seems to confirm troubling rumors circulating ROGUE ONE a few months ago, when it was reported that Chris McQuarrie had been brought on for major script rewrites to “save” the film. I guess his rewrites were not enough.
These troubling buzz could mark the beginning of a serious problem for Disney and Lucasfilms. ROGUE ONE is a important film not only for the STAR WARS franchise, but Disney moving forward. It is a new flavor within the STAR WARS universe, but will introduce the planned “anothology” series of films that is planned to carry the STAR WARS license beyond the numerical sequels. If ROGUE ONE does not work, how will that effect Disney’s ongoing plans?
Hopefully, ROGUE ONE turns it around with the four weeks of reshoots. The film is still planned to open on 16th December.
Source: Page Six