Following news that Disney was in panic mode over Star Wars: Rogue One, it’s learned the situation may be worse than originally speculated.
The original report made mention that Disney wasn’t happy with Gareth Edwards’ version of Star Wars: Rogue One and has ordered reshoots.
Following that, EW.com shilled a bit for Disney and attempted to spin it as if things were okay — that they were simple reshoots and cameos.
Now reports are coming in that things are so bad on Star Wars: Rogue One that not only is half the movie getting reshot, but a new director has been brought on board and rewrites on the script are underway.
Latino Review is stating nearly half of Star Wars: Rogue One is going to be reshot this Summer.
On top of that, the Playlist is stating Tony Gilroy (Bourne Legacy) is overseeing the reshoots and rewrites of the script.
Star Wars: Rogue One is due out this December.
It’s been said the Gareth Edwards version of Star Wars: Rogue One is too dark for Disney’s liking as originally it was going to be a “Dirty Dozen”-like movie where Rebels go on a suicide mission to steal the Death Star plans and don’t make it out alive. It’s speculated Disney wasn’t happy with that direction and wants to add fun (à la Force Awakens) to the movie.
We’re guessing Disney forgot about the “Wars” in Star Wars. Shame.
“Star Wars: Rogue One” has a December 16, 2016 release directed by Gareth Edwards starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, who plays a performance-capture character in Rogue One, and Riz Ahmed.
Rogue One tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.