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Post Posted: May 30th 2016 10:51 pm
 
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Disney execs in a panic over upcoming ‘Star Wars’ film :o

It is a Page Six article.

I guess it can be taken with a grain of salt.

However, they were the ones who broke the story that Alden Ehrenreich had landed the coveted part to play young Han Solo in the second spinoff film.

http://pagesix.com/2016/05/30/disney-execs-in-a-panic-over-upcoming-star-wars-film/

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The first “Star Wars” spinoff, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is in crisis, and the movie will have to go into expensive reshoots over the summer, sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six.

The much-anticipated “Rogue One” is due for release on Dec. 16, but we’re told bosses at Disney are not fully satisfied with the first cut from director Gareth Edwards.

One Hollywood source told us, “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.”

The movie stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna. The “Star Wars” franchise’s first spinoff film will take us back in time to a point between Episodes III and IV. The plot reportedly sees resistance fighters embark on a daring mission to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s cruel rule.

There has been much speculation that the movie will take a darker turn and Darth Vader will appear as the Emperor’s chief enforcer. It is also believed that a young Han Solo will make a cameo appearance. Page Six exclusively revealed earlier this month that Alden Ehrenreich has landed the coveted part to play the young Solo, a role made famous by Harrison Ford.

It was announced earlier this month that Edwards would not direct “Godzilla 2” later this year, and would instead “focus on smaller films.” But the movie insider told us, “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.”

Edwards is well-known as a risk-taking director, but has also been reported to prefer to keep studio influence at a minimum. The source added, “Disney won’t take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn’t testing well.”

Reps for Disney and Edwards didn’t get back to us last night.


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If true, don't surprise me none.


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The source added, “Disney won’t take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn’t testing well.”


Am I mistaken in thinking that the original Star Wars didn't test well either? I seem to recall reading that somewhere. Additionally, there's the story of Lucas showing an early cut to his director friends and everyone coming away from it not quite sure what to think.

I'm sure audience tests are a necessary evil but hopefully they realize the results are not always indicative of the quality of the film.


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Isn’t testing well with whom, exactly?

If they were already showing a rough cut to anybody outside of the studio, we'd be hearing all about it, regardless of non-disclosure agreements.


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Part of me isn't surprised, if true. Edwards is not a great director and I'm sure there's a feeling of "been there done that" with the story.

That said, I'm sure it's salvageable and will end up turning out to be OK. Kennedy won't let this film hurt the good will built up from TFA. They'll bring in a ghost director if they need to.

Assuming this is all true, I hope they learn their lesson about putting too much faith in overhyped mediocre filmmakers. Whitta wasn't a strong choice, neither was Edwards and I can already see problems with Episode IX because of how shit Trevorrow is.


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Nearly every movie made has reshoots to complete...this is nothing new.

Hell, even GL stated on the TPM commentary that the scene where Anakin enters the Pod Race garage on an Eopie, some shots were literally a year apart due to scheduled reshooting.

Click bait..."move along, move along"! :spray:


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Strange how Bob Iger raved about what he'd seen of Rogue One to Disney stockholders back in March. I guess a lot can change in 2 months? I guess Disney execs aren't earning that $4 billion back fast enough?

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2016/03/star-wars-rogue-one-sneak-peek-at-disney-shareholders-meeting-said-to-evoke-a-new-hope/

http://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-rogue-one-previewed/

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Good-News-Disney-Star-Wars-Rogue-One-Great-According-Disney-CEO-111707.html


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Is Page Six credible?

I expect a lot of happy words for Rogue One at Celebration. Hopefully, these words will be backed-up by new footage and information about specifics on the film.

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Am I mistaken in thinking that the original Star Wars didn't test well either? I seem to recall reading that somewhere. Additionally, there's the story of Lucas showing an early cut to his director friends and everyone coming away from it not quite sure what to think.

From waht I rememeber, it tested very well. One Fox executive got emotional at his first screening. He was very proud to be associated with the movie.

I think the criticism from Lucas' buddies was in relation to the bourgeoisie nature of the movie. As Lucas has admitted: on one level, it's about as edgy as an average Disney film.

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Assuming this is all true, I hope they learn their lesson about putting too much faith in overhyped mediocre filmmakers.

Is Disney using "overhyped mediocre filmmakers" because they're easier to control and manipulating their final cut is less of a big to-do? Could be.


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This reminds me of the time that every other movie that's ever been produced had to go back for reshoots :what:


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This movie may look like a turd to me, but reshoots and re-editing are standard fare for big studio productions. Some people are alarmists.


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Don't forget the story that they brought in Oscar winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects/X2:X-Men United) to do a script polish.

That dude is a talent, but I guess it shows that there were already some issues.

Could Disney be upset because its too dark in tone? Isn't that want fans want?

I had little interest in the side films except the rumored Boba film.

But I really liked the teaser for Rogue One. I'm pretty excited for it now.

It could end up having even more Vader than we've expected.

That's never a bad thing. :chewbacca:


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The story is showing up on other fan sites.

Rumor: Disney Executives Unhappy With 'Rogue One', Four Weeks of Reshoots Upcoming.
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2016/05/rumor-disney-executives-unhappy-with.html

Donnie Yen Preparing For 'Rogue One' Reshoots.
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2016/05/donnie-yen-preparing-for-rogue-one.html

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A source at Disney told "Page Six" that reshoots were "always anticipated" and that "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."

And to be fair, for a tentpole space opera, is there such a thing as an inexpensive reshoot?

Vulture has reached out to Disney for comment and we'll update if we hear back.


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"Page Six" is just a New York Post tabloid column. It's about as credible a source as my farts.

So they did actually break the young Han Solo casting news, but like 5 seconds before Entertainment Weekly did. :roll:


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I can't decide whether execs not being enthralled with an early screening means it's good or it's bad... I thought TFA was utter pants so perhaps exec anxiety is a positive thing... for me anyway...


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More Details Have Been Revealed About Those Rogue One Reshoots.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/more-details-have-been-revealed-about-those-rogue-one-r-1779744810

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won’t be released for almost seven months, and yet it’s already the talk of fans everywhere. Today, lots of that talk was about a New York Post article saying the film was “in crisis” and needed “expensive reshoots.” A new report now adds some much-needed detail to those claims.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reshoots are definitely happening. However, the reason is much more specific. “The move is happening after execs screened the movie and felt it was tonally off with what a ‘classic’ Star Wars movie should feel like,” the article says. “The goal of the reshoots will be to lighten the mood, bring some levity into the story and restore a sense of fun to the adventure.”

In addition, the report says “that while [director Gareth] Edwards’ first cut was a solid showing, it didn’t measure up to the bar set in terms of four-quadrant appeal. ‘Anything less than extraordinary won’t do,’ says a studio insider.”

Deadline also has a report with a similar theme. “According to sources, the first cut was lacking the edge that Force Awakens had, and the story needs to jell. The film’s December 16 release date will not be affected.”

It certainly sounds like, while Rogue One may not exactly be “in crisis,” the Post wasn’t inaccurate in reporting the film has issues. Which it should. If the movie was ready in May, they would’ve scheduled it for summer. It’s being released in December to give the filmmakers time to get it right. A rough cut this early, warts and all, means Edwards is working hard.

These days, just about every big movie schedules reshoots in the post-production schedule to make tweaks and changes. Some reports say The Force Awakens did reshoots mere weeks before release. Because of that, many believed the Post report was erroneously mixing standard reshoots up with something grander. Now, with this Hollywood Reporter story, it’s certain that’s not the case. If the tone of Edwards’ film didn’t match what Star Wars is all about, that most likely means there’s a problem that needs fixing. And now they can fix it.

Then again, one of the most exciting things about Rogue One was the possibility of a film that didn’t feel like a cookie-cutter Star Wars movie. Audiences want a sense of adventure, sure, but something darker and different could also be welcome. However, as the Hollywood Reporter source points out “This takes place just before A New Hope and leads up to the 10 minutes before that classic films begins. You have to match the tone.”

No matter what the case, it’s certain Rogue One will be better because of these reshoots. The movie isn’t the movie until it’s released.


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“The move is happening after execs screened the movie and felt it was tonally off with what a ‘classic’ Star Wars movie should feel like,” the article says. “The goal of the reshoots will be to lighten the mood, bring some levity into the story and restore a sense of fun to the adventure.”


Hazaah! My contention about Edwards' approach and the trailer exactly (see teaser trailer thread). They read my mind.

Keep your drab, angsty, overly serious bullshit out of Star Wars, Edwards! :lol:


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The Empire Strikes Back was rather 'angsty' and 'serious'... and I thought it was kind of good.


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Would ESB (my least favorite episode, believe it or not) enjoy the reputation it has if it'd been the first or only Star Wars episode released? I don't think so. ANH was the real clincher and ESB is only as delicious as it is through its dramatic contrast and build-off of what ANH was.

I will continuously balk at the idea of a Star Wars film that only male-y adult males enjoy.


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I think it would be a mistake to believe that more 'serious' material (or 'darker' tone) can't appeal to both younger and older audiences alike. Besides, the point is that this isn't the only Star Wars film. If something like The Force Awakens is deliberately made to appeal to the widest audience possible, then the anthology films should be allowed to be tonally different. If they try and homogenise everything to fit that TFA template, then I'd be surprised if the current SW can last beyond IX.


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I agree with your first point. But I see too many filmmakers today making serious and darker films that only appeal to 20-something neckbeards (Edwards' Godzilla is a prime example). As someone who knows quite a few young filmmakers, you get to know the type of creatives that are more interested in doing something cool for their in-crowd brethren than doing something exciting, fun and fresh that has universal appeal and aims for that "extraordinary" suggested in the article. Honestly and rather cruelly, I think it comes down to a basic social and psychological underdevelopment within the filmmaker.

And I think there's plenty of latitude in what the Original Saga has established. Look at how long Clone Wars and Rebels have stuck around and I think those successful and popular efforts have totally maintained the style and feel of the Star Wars cinematic canon. So I don't think we should worry about any homogenization. There's a lot to play with.


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I find it deeply and perversely ironic that in 2016, a massive corporation must tell a filmmaker how to make a successful Star Wars film.

Lucas must be laughing his ass off somewhere.


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I find it deeply and perversely ironic that in 2016, a massive corporation must tell a filmmaker how to make a successful Star Wars film.

Lucas must be laughing his ass off somewhere.

I worry about the homogenisation of Star Wars because I thought that's exactly what The Force Awakens was. Plastic soul. But that's just my opinion of it. As far as the plethora of filmmakers making movies for 20 something nerds... again, I'd agree, but I don't think it's an either or thing (or at least it shouldn't be)... The best way to get the best film (IMO) is just to select a talented filmmaker, and let them tell the story they want to tell, in a style (broadly speaking) of their choice. Obviously we may not agree on whom the best filmmakers are, but that's another topic...

Execs rarely know what's for the best cinematically, artistically, creatively... Their opinions should count for little, but unfortunately we are now in a position where market is king.


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I think most of us have expected that the greatest potential for the first Disney-LFL Star Wars film fumble would be with these spinoffs. I still like what I've seen so far.

I really don't think the prequels were masterworks. I like Rebels and The Clone Wars better, but sometimes I roll my eyes when Filoni (presumably) inserts verbatim quotes from the Saga films to make it "rhyme....like poetry." All of these movies have things wrong with them. My personal favorite is Jedi, and it has a ton of flaws, probably on the level of TPM (which isn't the worst prequel, IMO). However, I recognize that Empire is the best-written. Its plot is so character-driven: everyone has a reason for doing things other than "because the plot demands it," as seems to frequently happen in the other movies. Didn't George complain, after he viewed the final cut, that Empire was "too good"?

I just don't think Rogue One will be the worst Star Wars has had to offer, but we'll see. They could fumble. I hope the movie ends with a heated battle whose conclusion is the first victory the Rebels had over the Empire, as referenced in ANH's opening crawl. Should it end any other way?


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Disney does deserve some credit. Rogue One LEGO sets leaked all over the place yesterday. Nice countermeasures to the "the movie's in trouble" reports from Tuesday.


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I certainly think the Star Wars films have their flaws (I'm talking Lucas')... but there's a cohesive narrative, emotional creativity and technological progression (for the most part) that sets them apart from their peers. I didn't think TFA had that, although it was an accessible, 'fun' film. The concern here is, IMO, that SW starts to occupy the space of 'just another dumb action movie'. But that's only my view of course, as I know many liked TFA.


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Here are the common themes in what people behind the scenes are saying:

  • Some crew initially heard J.J. Abrams was supervising the reshoots.
  • Gareth Edwards is doing the reshoots himself but with a partner, Christopher McQuarrie.
  • Christopher McQuarrie, the final writer on Rogue One will be working extensively with Edwards onset to make sure they’re on the “same page” with the most recent draft of the film.
  • Christopher McQuarrie’s draft of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was considered superior to the film they shot previously.
  • It was not Edwards’ fault as McQuarrie’s draft wasn’t completed when much of the film was shot and revisions kept coming in that made the film feel uneven.
  • 32 sets have been recreated for the reshoot.
  • The crew expects they are reshooting 40% of the film.
  • They are working 6 days a week for 8 weeks.



40% = Holly shit. If Disney is pushing for reshoots, because the film isn't up to par; good for them. If they're reshooting, because they think a more general audience friendly film will make another billion dollars; they're out of their collective brains. You're probably not going to make a billion on each Star Wars film, Disnsey. Please come terms with this concept sooner rather than later.


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Here are the common themes in what people behind the scenes are saying:

  • Some crew initially heard J.J. Abrams was supervising the reshoots.
  • Gareth Edwards is doing the reshoots himself but with a partner, Christopher McQuarrie.
  • Christopher McQuarrie, the final writer on Rogue One will be working extensively with Edwards onset to make sure they’re on the “same page” with the most recent draft of the film.
  • Christopher McQuarrie’s draft of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was considered superior to the film they shot previously.
  • It was not Edwards’ fault as McQuarrie’s draft wasn’t completed when much of the film was shot and revisions kept coming in that made the film feel uneven.
  • 32 sets have been recreated for the reshoot.
  • The crew expects they are reshooting 40% of the film.
  • They are working 6 days a week for 8 weeks.



40% = Holly shit. If Disney is pushing for reshoots, because the film isn't up to par; good for them. If they're reshooting, because they think a more general audience friendly film will make another billion dollars; they're out of their collective brains. You're probably not going to make a billion on each Star Wars film, Disnsey. Please come terms with this concept sooner rather than later.


Really cant imagine Doing 40% reshoots in 8 weeks when they needed 6 months for shooting the whole thing. More like: there will be pick ups and additions for like 40% of the movie.


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The_Somnambulist wrote:
I find it deeply and perversely ironic that in 2016, a massive corporation must tell a filmmaker how to make a successful Star Wars film.

Lucas must be laughing his ass off somewhere.


True.

My take on it is that where going to see over-the-top violent Rebel-slaughtering Vader in God mode for the 3rd act. This, tonally, may be an issue for Disney execs if it's true?

Either way I'm not worried. Rogue One will never be as financially successful as a saga film, but I think this will be a superior film to TFA.


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40%? That seems excessive. I can't say I'm surprised though. I think TFA's box office was the nail in the coffin for any SW film that seemed a little dark, less accessible and 'indie'.


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I think it would be a mistake to believe that more 'serious' material (or 'darker' tone) can't appeal to both younger and older audiences alike.


Exactly, this is another reason why George Lucas is great. I'm sure I don't need to remind anyone here of all the dark moments in the saga, so I'll ironically use an Ewok movie instead. (Ironic becuase critics of Return Of The Jedi often claim that George Lucas only changed his original idea of using Kashyyyk and Wookiees to Endor moon and Ewoks to make Jedi more child-friendy and sell more toys. I disagree and believe George when he said he just wanted a more surprising and technologically inferior alien race to fight the Empire rather than Wookiees which we already knew were good warriors and had decent technology. Plus it's a repeat of the "size matters not" thing.)

Ask anyone about the Ewok movies who hasn't seen or can't remember them properly and they'll probably say something like "Oh yeah, they were those Star Wars spin-offs that were all light and fun for little kiddies, right?". Well do you remember the start of Ewoks: The Battle For Endor? The little human girl Cindel is orphaned in the first 10 minutes of the movie when her parents and brother (first use of the name Mace in a Star Wars movie!), along with many Ewoks, are mercilessly slaughtered by the villains! That's pretty dark for a "little kiddies' movie"! Especially since we got to know the family, although mostly Mace & Cindel, in Caravan Of Courage and the plot of that movie was about rescuing the parents so you'd never think they'd be killed in the sequel let alone at the start, which makes it even more shocking.



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Really cant imagine Doing 40% reshoots in 8 weeks when they needed 6 months for shooting the whole thing. More like: there will be pick ups and additions for like 40% of the movie.


40% of 6 months is 9 weeks 4 days, so not much more than 8 weeks.


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Measured clarification from McQuarrie:


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.


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Some better news. :)

Report: What's Going on With the 'Rogue One' Reshoots?

http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2016/06/report-whats-going-on-with-rogue-one.html

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Word got out earlier this week that four weeks of reshoots were scheduled for the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While reshoots are extremely common for films, the reports also suggested that Disney executives were less than pleased with the film and had ordered the reshoots in order to change the tone of the film to something more along the lines of The Force Awakens (Rogue One is believed to have a grittier tone that previous Star Wars movies and has been described as a "war movie").

Today, Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican did some digging to uncover what exactly is going on with the Rogue One reshoots. While official sources won't comment on rumors, Breznican's unofficial sources shed some interesting light on the rumors and should reassure fans who were concerned by the reports.

First off, the sources confirmed that these reshoots were planned before principle photography on the film even began. They also denied the reports that up to 40% of the film needed to be reshot. The source told EW, "If we were rewriting the movie and reshooting 40 percent of movie, we would not be finishing in August." Breznican also confirms that Christopher McQuarrie, one of the film's screenwriters, is not going to be supervising or collaborating with director Gareth Edwards on the reshoots (McQuarrie himself aggressively denied the rumors earlier today).

However, Breznican reports that Edwards will be joined by Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, The Bourne Legacy) for the reshoots. Gilroy apparently wrote new material for the reshoots and will direct second unit. An EW source describes the new material as having "everything to do with clarity and character development and all take place [as inserts] within scenes we’ve already shot".

This is very similar to what was done for reshoots on The Force Awakens. Director JJ Abrams spoke about this process on a recent episode of The Nerdist Podcast where he explained, "we shot nearly ten minutes of the movie (at Bad Robot Studios) and it was getting moments, getting shots, getting pieces, that were missing from the scenes when were shooting them", adding that, "it was about these incredible, critical, intimate moments".

As for the report that Disney Executives were unhappy with the tone of Rogue One, and ordered that it be shifted to be more like the tone of The Force Awakens, the sources deny these as well. According to one EW source, "The movie is very different than [The Force Awakens], and that’s intentional. It’s a war film." That quote should be very comforting for fans (myself included) who were concerned about a shift away from the "war movie" style to something that was trying to mimic The Force Awakens.

And finally, one of the sources hinted that Lucasfilm had something big in store for Star Wars Celebration Europe this July in London. A Rogue One panel with Edwards, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and "special guests" is slated to kick off the convention and the source described the expected reaction as, "People will go insane".

After a week of crazy rumors, over reactions, and conjecture, it's nice to have the reshoots clarified as best as possible. It sounds as though everything is proceeding as planned and there isn't any reason for fans to be concerned. It sounds like Celebration will also go along way to convince people who are still on the fence to get excited for this movie.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16th and stars Felicity Jones, Forest Whittaker, Donnie Yen, and Diego Luna.


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Rogue One special guests? James Earl Jones? Temuera Morrison? Jimmy Smits? Anthony Daniels? Alden Ehrenreich? Peter Mayhew? Ray Park? Some dude in a Cad Bane costume?

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I personally would welcome a darker standoff. I don't want it to have the same feel as the main nine films. It should be an opportunity to do something different within the Star Wars universe.

I'm not sure what to make of the initial panicky reports or the ensuing clarifications. Obviously pickups are normal, but 40% reshoot is not at all, and this is the second panicky report we've gotten about the film. I thought the teaser looked great, so I hope they don't make this more kid friendly. Mainly, I worry about any report suggesting that changes are being made to accommodate an exec's probably asinine feedback.


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The 40% reshoot report is complete horse shit.

If they are doing that then no way do we get a December 2016 release.


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It depends on what the reshoots consist of. If they are using existing sets, if they are not huge effects sequences involved, then sure... 30%-40% of reshoots is possible in that time.


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In what universe is 40% of a Star Wars not heavy CGI..??

Reshoots havent even begun and the movie is only 6 months away so like I said its all BS.


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40%? Take a look at this one: 'ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY' Is Reshooting Nearly Half Of The Movie.


Post Posted: June 9th 2016 11:12 am
 
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And then take a look at this one: http://www.starwars.com/video/pickups-and-reshoots


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In what universe is 40% of a Star Wars not heavy CGI..??

Reshoots havent even begun and the movie is only 6 months away so like I said its all BS.

In a universe where they are not nesersarily re-shooting the major action sequences. In terms of production time, I think there's a world of difference between scenes that are primarily driven by dialogue and scenes/set pieces that are driven by visual effects/action. I'm not saying that the 40% figure is legit, but that I could easily imagine that 30-40% of additional footage could be shot in a reasonably short time if it was using existing sets and was primarily dialogue driven scenes (there's plenty of them in Star Wars) etc. etc.


Post Posted: June 9th 2016 4:04 pm
 
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There is no way this movie ISN'T coming out in December. It would be far too costly to Disney and its licensing partners for it not to. The PR fallout from delaying the movie would be a killer, especially so early in its ownership of the franchise.


Post Posted: June 10th 2016 8:50 am
 
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They could also mean "40% more action" or something like that. Perhaps the first rough cut was light on the shoot outs, chases, 'splosions and stuff.


Post Posted: June 10th 2016 7:15 pm
 
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Star Wars: Rogue One In Worse Trouble Than Thought

http://www.cosmicbooknews.com/content/star-wars-rogue-one-worse-trouble-thought

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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 (ala 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.


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Meanwhile:
https://stormtrooperlarry.com/2016/06/1 ... ve-scenes/
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Basically, all the big films I have done always have reshoots, it is part of their budget. They’re either not super happy with a scene bit, the way we were acting, or maybe there’s something they want to add. It’s not a new thing, it happens with every film. Whether it’s bigger or less, I have no idea, I have nothing to compare with. It’s the same film, it’s just adding little bits here and there to do the final polishing.


Post Posted: June 13th 2016 5:23 pm
 
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Not a good day.

Star Wars: Rogue One In Worse Trouble Than Thought

http://www.cosmicbooknews.com/content/star-wars-rogue-one-worse-trouble-thought

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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 (ala Force Awakens) to the movie.



:v: This gives the impression that Disney execs were clueless as to what movie Edwards was even making. They never read the script? They realised after the movie was shot that they weren't "happy with that direction".. :vfuckoff:

Latino Review are usually on point so maybe there is something there, but I just can't believe you can simply reshoot 40-50% of a movie so close to release and still stick to the original release date.


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Agreed, SI.

Shouldn't the script pretty much show them what they are getting?

Personally, I liked Edwards' Godzilla and I am sad that he won't be directing the second film.

The point being that they had to know the kind of director they were getting when they hired him. It doesn't make much sense.

The only thing I can think of is that Disney wants to use the same "The Force Awakens formula" for all these films as it relates to amount of humor and overall tone.


Post Posted: June 13th 2016 7:56 pm
 
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Probably some groupthink going on. No critical advisor. Happens everywhere.


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I'm not sure of the exact timings re. when pre production and shooting commenced on R1, but I'd imagine the financial success of The Force Awakens coloured some studio exec expectations about the formula for 'success', and how that should be applied to R1. After The Force Awakens financial success, I'd imagine there would be quite a bit of pressure exerted by the studio to match (in some part) that formula. So it's no surprise to me that they'd be wanting to change things this deep into production.


Post Posted: June 23rd 2016 9:41 am
 
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http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/03/rogue-one-reshoots

"...reshoots were scheduled for the film before even a single scene was shot. It’s standard practice now for large-scale films to build in additional weeks of shooting so filmmakers can tweak a movie after the first assembly cut."


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