Disney Orders 'Rogue One' Reshoots to Nail the 'Star Wars' Tone
Published Jun 01, 2016This December, the force will awaken once again with the arrival of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film is the first standalone Star Wars movie that doesn't fit into a main trilogy. That said, Disney is still working hard to make sure it maintains the right tone.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney execs have ordered that Edwards and his cast get together in mid-June for a few more weeks of shooting.
Unnamed sources told THR that executives saw an early cut of the film and didn't think it felt enough like a "classic" Star Wars movie. One source said it feels more like a war movie.
"This is the closest thing to a prequel ever," a source added. "This takes place just before A New Hope and leads up to the 10 minutes before that classic film begins. You have to match the tone!"
Or, y'know, they could let a director do something creative and fresh with the franchise. Instead, they're apparently forcing Edwards to add some levity, fun and humour to the story.
Watch a trailer for Rogue One below. The film opens on December 14.