Let’s Not Worry Too Much About the Rogue One Reshoots
Lots of outlets have been reporting today that Disney are ‘not impressed’ with the first cuts of Rogue One, and that they’ve ordered tons of re-shoots. The only source of this seems to be Page Six, who do a lot of ‘celebrity’ nonsense and questionable journalism.
When a film has real, long term problems, several re-writes, a change in director and then a bunch of reshoots then it can come out a real mess. Often these changes are well documented in the press, and the film doesn’t get much advertising from the studio and it kind of comes and goes without much noise.
Obviously, there’re not going to be able to downplay the next Star Wars film, but there’s not any real evidence the film is in some kind of creative trouble. Tons of movies go through re-shoots. It’s part of the process – and with a film like Star Wars, where the story needs to fit in with 7 other films and loads of books and comics, as well as being owned by Disney, the biggest entertainment company in the world… there’s a lot of moving parts here, it’s not really surprising the first draft may need some refinements.
Maybe I’m just in denial, and maybe the end result will be a real mess… but let’s not all lose our minds over these reshoots, and lets put some faith in a franchise that has had an impeccable run recently.
Disney have commented saying
The filmmaking 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.