Disney Orders Reshoots For Star Wars Spin-Off 'Rogue One'

Publish Date
Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 2:22PM

Star Wars spin-off movie 'Rogue One' could be in trouble after it was revealed that producers will be going back to reshoot scenes from the film.

According to Page Six, Disney bosses were not pleased with the first cut of Rogue One, directed by 'Godzilla' (2014) film-maker Gareth Edwards, and has ordered an "expensive reshoot" in an attempt to make it better.

"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," a source told Page Six.

"Rogue One has fallen short of what JJ Abrams did with 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens'. So Disney has ordered reshoots."

The source also added that "Disney won't take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn't testing well."

The movie, which stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna, is scheduled for release in December. There have been no reports that the reshoot affects the current movie's release date.

"The film-making 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," a source at Disney explained.

"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."

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', is the first spin-off movie in the Star Wars franchise and comes after last year's highly successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by Abrams.

News of the reshoot has struck fear into the heart of Star Wars fans. Many have voiced their concerns on Twitter.

NZ Herald

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