Take this with a grain of salt. According to Page Six, the prequel to the Star Wars Saga, Rogue One : A Star Wars Story is in a bit of a trouble when director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla 2014, Monsters 2010) presented the first cut of the film to the executives of Disney Studios. The highly anticipated film is set to released in December 16th and the director was order to go back in July for four weeks of expensive reshoot. Reshooting of any film is a common process for film making. It does not necessary means the film will be a disaster. Given the high-profile of the Star Wars franchise, It’s interesting to see how far Gareth Edwards veered off course that cause the studio execs to panic.
Rogue One A Star Wars Story take place before Star Wars : A New Hope. While it has no direct relation with the Star Wars saga, fans will be familiar with the universe the characters are in. Resistance fighters band together on a deadly mission to steal the plan of the Empire Death Star. Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edward of Monsters and Godzilla. The cast includes Felicity Jones (The theory of Everything, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Diego Luna ( The Book Of Life, Elysium), Donnie Yen(IP Man Franchise), Forrest Whittaker (The Butler, The Last King Of Scotland), Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen(Casino Royale, Hannibal TV series)and Alan Tudyk (I Robot, Serenity).
A Disney source had this to add : “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. 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.”
Given the Warner Bros Pictures ordering a reshoot of Suicide Squad a few months ago after the heavy criticism of Batman V Superman, one can’t help to think the studio execs are extremely protective of their property. Rightfully so especially Disney Studios forked over $4 billions to Lucasfilm for the Star Wars franchise. The fans are just hoping these execs have some artistic vision and not just bean counters of fast food franchises that force feeding the masses with their products.
What is your thought? Are you eagerly anticipating for the release of this film?