A few months ago the internet was suffocated with doom and gloom stories about how Rogue One was going through reshoots. Despite it being a fact that every single major movie does reshoots, including extensive ones for The Force Awakens, people made a huge deal out of the Rogue One reshoots as their opening salvo in their “Rogue One is Doomed” narrative.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that StarWarsNewsNet found, Felicity Jones shoots down the hysteria over the reshoots:
â€œIâ€™m sure if you picked up the phone and called every single large, technical movie and said, â€˜You ever gone in and done reshoots?â€™ theyâ€™d all say, â€˜Oh God, yes,â€™ â€ she says. â€œSo why has it turned into a big story? Because itâ€™s Star Wars, and they put a spotlight and scrutinize every single thing that gets done. But it was always planned and nothing unusual.â€ In other words, these are not the droids you are looking for.
Jones plays down the reshoots as well. â€œObviously when you come to the edit, you see the film come together and you think, â€˜Actually, we could do this better, and this would make more sense if we did this,â€™ â€ she says. â€œIâ€™ve done it so many times. I mean, you wouldnâ€™t just give your first draft on this story, would you?â€
You know that hilarious “Who talks first?” line from Poe in The Force Awakens? That wasn’t there from the original shooting, it was something inserted from the reshoots. If not for TFA’s reshoots, it wouldn’t be the movie we saw in theaters last December. It’s a normal process for any movie and it’s a shame that the desire for juicy Star Wars controversy blinded so many sites earlier this year as it put a cloud over Rogue One’s release in December.
Source: StarWarsNewsNet (Via THR)