Update: A few hours ago, I reached out to writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, which, admittedly, I should’ve done in the first place. McQuarrie firmly denied the rumor that he’s supervising the reshoots:
If there are any reshoots on Rogue One, I’m not supervising them. For any outlet to say so is not only wrong, it’s irresponsible. Gareth Edwards is a talented filmmaker who deserves the benefit of the doubt. Making a film – let alone a Star Wars chapter – is hard enough without the internet trying to deliberately downgrade one’s years of hard work. Who does that even serve? Let him make his movie in peace.
Reporting on reshoots or additional photography is one thing, but this false rumor regarding McQuarrie was dismissive of Edwards’ work, which was what Christopher McQuarrie took issue with. Reporting that Edwards required supervision wasn’t fair to him, McQuarrie, or anyone else involved in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Here’s the original story as follows:
A few days ago, it was reported that Disney and Lucasfilm aren’t too keen on the dark tone of Gareth Edwards‘ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Apparently Disney believes the tone is too far removed from the original series and what director J.J. Abrams established with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so the studio ordered reshoots. The last story regarding the reshoots said that they’d take place in June, but new details have emerged suggesting that the reshoots will take up to six weeks and that writer/director Christopher McQuarrie is now heavily involved in the production.
Below, get more Rogue One reshoots details, which you should all take with a grain of salt.
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Yesterday brought the worrisome news that four weeks of extensive and expensive reshoots needed to be completed on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. At the time, there were no reasons given as to why the reshoots needed to be done, and Disney played off the news as just a normal part of production. While reshoots are built in to the production schedule of pretty much all blockbusters nowadays, the reason for those reshoots is important, and now we know why they’re happening for Rogue One.
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I’ve got a bad feeling about this. Well, at least a worried feeling. Most fans were riveted by the first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first spin-off film that takes place outside of the traditional trilogy narrative. However, if a new rumor is to be believed, now that Disney has seen the first cut of the movie, they’re not very happy with the what director Gareth Edwards has done. In an attempt to repair the movie, some “expensive reshoots” have been planned. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
Legendary and Warner Bros.’ nascent Godzilla / King Kong universe has just been dealt a monster-sized blow. Director Gareth Edwards has dropped out of Godzilla 2, which was recently delayed from summer 2018 to spring 2019. Edwards had signed on for the sequel back in 2014, shortly after the release of the last Godzilla movie, which he also helmed. Read More »
Lucasfilm this morning has announced that company president and producer Kathleen Kennedy will join Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards for Star Wars Celebration Europe. The duo will appear along with “special guests” for an opening day event at the fan gathering this July. Also StarWars.com has launched a new weekly web series called The Star Wars Show. Find out more about all of the above, after the jump.
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The trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has arrived and with it, a massive deluge of new stories and details and tidbits worth discussing. In today’s Rogue One Bits:
- Everyone with a remote connection to Star Wars had something to tweet about the Rogue One trailer.
- Who is playing Darth Vader in Rogue One?
- The name of Diego Luna‘s character has maybe, possibly, been revealed.
- Lucasfilm reveals the first Rogue One teaser poster.
- Is Alexandre Desplat still scoring Rogue One?
- Felicity Jones introduces the next phase of the Star Wars: Force For Change campaign.
- The Rogue One creative team are judges in this year’s fan film awards.
- The story of the Death Star’s original, non-canon designer.
- Take a look at the first Rogue One product packaging.
- Ane more!
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been flying under the radar, waiting for everyone to fully exhaust themselves on Star Wars: The Force Awakens before revealing itself. And oh boy, has it revealed itself. The first trailer is here and it’s a doozy, filled with all kinds of incredible imagery, promising characters, and, for the lack of a more elegant phrase, really cool stuff. And you know what that means – it’s time for a frame-by-frame trailer breakdown.
One word of warning: this article will dive into various internet rumors that have circulated this project for the past year. Some may be true. Some may not. I recommend bringing a pinch of salt along for this particular journey. If you want to know nothing about the film, you should probably turn around now.
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Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened up a whole new chapter of everyone’s favorite sci-fi saga last year, but the next new Star Wars movie actually takes us back a few decades. Set shortly before the events of A New Hope, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story follows a group of resistance fighters who set out to steal the Death Star plans.
Although Rogue One began shooting last summer (before The Force Awakens even hit theaters), it’s only now that we’re finally getting the very first glimpse of footage from the new movie. Yes, the very first Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer is here, and you can check it out after the jump.
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Before Gareth Edwards‘ breakout directorial debut, Monsters, even opened in theaters, he had another project in the works. Edwards was set to direct what was described as an “epic human story, set in a futuristic world without humanity.” The director instead moved on to make Godzilla, which led to him directing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Edwards’ schedule is pretty crowded at the moment, and he’s already set to direct Godzilla 2 next. But producer Timur Bekmambetov (Ben-Hur) is hopeful that the earlier Gareth Edwards project will one day get made.
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