Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may be behind us now, but its post-production stories will live on. Months before its release, the first Star Wars spinoff went through numerous reshoots and rewrites, many of which led to speculation that the film had major issues. While it did go on to be a box office hit for a non-Skywalker saga film, many of the creative forces behind it have spoken out about screenwriters like Tony Gilroyhelping to save it and which scenes had to be re-shot.
Now original screenwriter Chris Weitz is talking about what changed and what was kept a mystery. Check out what he had to say below, but fair warning to anyone who has not yet seen Rogue One, there will be some spoilers ahead.
It’s the Summer of 2016, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is undergoing reshoots. Reshoots are just a normal part of the filmmaking process and take place in order to polish some scenes. Additional reshoots may also be done in order to add new scenes. But when it happened for director Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, there were quite a few concerns. First came the reports that Disney execs were not pleased with the tone of the film. Then Tony Gilroycame in to help fix some of the issues with the script. And the lengthy reshoots were due in part to the actors’ different schedules.
While Rogue One went to become a huge hit both critically and commercially, the drama of the rewrites and reshoots will always be attached to it. And now we are getting some insight about how problematic the script was before Gilroy came in to fix it. The Oscar-nominated screenwriter recently spoke about it in an interview. According to him, “they were in terrible trouble.” More on the story below.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is full proof that a Star Wars spinoff can work. The film is a massive box office success with the film earning over $1 billion worldwide.
Now on the off chance that you missed it in theaters, you will be able to get to see it in the comfort of your own home when the film hits Digital HD in March or Blu-ray and DVD in April. Check out a new trailer and the special features below.
As many of you recall, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story went through a series of reshoots last summer. During the course of that time, many were concerned about the timing of these reshoots and script rewrites. Naturally, big budget blockbusters like Rogue One will go through reshoots just to work out any issues the film may have. In the long run, these reshoots helped the film, as it quickly became the third highest grossing film of 2016 in just a matter of a few short weeks.
Now the subject of these reshoots has popped up again, as many are wondering what scenes were reshot and what scenes were rewritten. Of course, now is the perfect time to ask about it considering that the film is practically behind us. Find out more about what Rogue One editors John Gilroy and Colin Goudie had to say about those scenes in the full story below.
At this point in time, we should tell you that any news about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will contain spoilers. Not just because we know that the rebels steal the plans to the Death Star, but in terms of how the film specifically ends.
For those who have seen it already, we know the fate of the crew, but for those who have yet to see it, this will be your only warning as spoilers will follow. But for those that have seen it, did you know that there was a different ending. Find out what it is in the full story below.