Apparently Disney Isn’t Happy With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Page Six is reporting that a few Disney Executives are unhappy with Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is set to hit theaters on December 16, 2016. Apparently they aren’t thrilled with the first cut of the film that Edwards provided for them. A source told Page Six that, “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.”
Movies of this nature and size usually do have to go through reshoots, so this may be someone making a mountain out of a mole hill, but it’s curious to hear that the studio is so unhappy with what has been shot already. According to the Hollywood Insider it appears that the Disney Execs don’t feel that Edwards’ work on Rogue One compares to what J.J. Abrams did on The Force Awakens. This Insider said, “Gareth’s work on the first ‘Godzilla’ [which came out in 2014] shows he can handle a big studio blockbuster. But ‘Rogue One’ has fallen short of what J.J. Abrams did with ‘Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.’ So Disney has ordered reshoots.”
I wasn’t a huge fan of Godzilla, but I find it hard to believe that Edwards has fucked up Rogue One so bad that Disney feels the need to throw buckets of money at it this summer to bring it inline with the vision they had for it in their minds. Again, this may just be people making bigger waves than what they really are, but the fact that the story has made the light of day does hint at some sort of hiccup in the film’s production. Take it for what it’s worth, but let’s hope for the best come December.
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Via [Page Six]