'Rogue One' director: Fans need to relax about reshoots
It seems that any time the word “reshoots” is uttered, especially when it comes to anything related to Star Wars, Marvel or DC (see: Suicide Squad), speculation from fans goes into overdrive. They often assume the worst, like the first cut is terrible, the story didn’t work, the acting is bad or certain comic moments didn’t land. But Rogue One director Gareth Edwards just wants everyone to calm down about the additional filming going on with his movie.
“I mean it was always part of the plan to do reshoots. We always knew we were coming back somewhere to do stuff. We just didn’t know what it would be until we started sculpting the film in the edit,” Edwards told Entertainment Weekly.
“There’s lots of little things that we have to get, but it’s all little things within the preexisting footage,” he added. “Obviously, you’ve got to work around everyone’s schedule, and everyone’s on different films all over the world, and so it’s a bit of a logistical nightmare…That’s why I think it’s been blown out of proportion a little bit.”
The film, which is of the Star Wars world but not of the Star Wars trilogy of trilogies, is about the Rebels as they look to steal plans for the original Death Star. It features Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Felicity Jones and the voice of Darth Vader himself, James Earl Jones.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is scheduled for a December 16, 2016 release.