When the news of Rogue One reshoots hit the ‘net this week, people freaked out over what is a normal process for most movies. While there have been a lot of “sources” talking to non-Star Wars outlets, the best source of Star Wars leaks has heard what is really going on with these reshoots.
MakingStarWars has these details on what’s really going on:
â€¢Crew initially heard J.J. AbramsÂ was supervisingÂ the reshoots.
â€¢Gareth Edwards is doing the reshoots himself but with a catch.
â€¢Christopher McQuarrie will be working extensively with Edwards to make sure they’re on the “same page” with the most recent draft of the film.
â€¢Christopher McQuarrie’s draft of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was considered superior to the film they shot.
â€¢It was not Edwards’ fault as McQuarrie’s draft wasn’t completed when much of the film was shot.
â€¢32 sets have been recreated.
â€¢The crew expects they are reshooting 40% of the film.
â€¢They are working 6 days a week for 8 weeks.
So it sounds like Christopher McQuarrie, one of the best writers in Hollywood, handed in an amazing script for Rogue One and they want to fill in the movie with more of his work. This is only going to be a good thing for Rogue One, so all of those people freaking out about them giving it a “lighter tone” should just calm down. You have someone who has written (and directed) some awesome movies involved with the next Star Wars movie, and that’s reason to get excited.