“Star Wars: Rogue One” is set to hit theaters later this year. However, it was earlier confirmed that the movie’s shoot has yet to be completed. Certain scenes are still being re-shot.
Rumors suggest that the film studio was not happy with the direction Gareth Edwards took for the movie. Some have even began speculating that Edwards was replaced by another director.
However, according to Slash Film, this might not be the case. Christopher McQuarrie flatly denied that he is taking over for Edwards as director. “If there are any re-shoots on Rogue One, I’m not supervising them,” he said. “For any outlet to say so is not only wrong, it’s irresponsible.”
The “Mission Impossible” director also defended Edwards. “Gareth Edwards is a talented filmmaker,” McQuarrie said. “[He] 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.”
Meanwhile, Movie Pilot has confirmed that production for the movie will wrap up in August. It was earlier reported that Lucasfilm was not too happy about the dark tone Edwards chose for “Star Wars: Rogue One.” The film blog also quoted a source who defended the re-shoots being done. “This is a normal part of our filmmaking process,” the source said. “We’re working and tweaking and making sure it’s right. This is how you build something in layers.”
Rumors earlier suggested that the additional re-shoot would cover “40 percent of the film.” According to reports, the movie’s overall tone might be altered after the re-shoot. A “major cameo” might also be added to the movie.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is still set to hit the big screen on December 16, 2016.