Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie wants to set the record straight when it comes to the recent Rogue One rumors circulating on the web. McQuarrie’s name had been in the mix with these rumors that he would be a supervising the reshoots but he has clarified that he has no part in that.
“If there are any reshoots on Rogue One, I’m not supervising them. For any outlet to say so is not only wrong, it’s irresponsible. Gareth Edwards is a talented filmmaker who 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.”
It had been previously reported by Page Six that Disney and Lucasfilm were worried about Gareth Edwards’ film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and that a large portion of the film would have to undergo reshoots.
Deadline is reporting that the film is indeed going into re-shoots this Summer as previously discussed online, but debunked the rumor that the film test screened for audiences.
Deadline goes onto explain that Disney has not test screened any of their LucasFilm movies. The Force Awakens for example, was not test screened for audiences – probably due to the fear of potential spoilers leaking out. The site claims that their sources felt that the first cut was lacking the edge that J.J. Abrams’ film had and the story needs to gel. It has also been reported that this additional work on the film will not impact its release date.
Directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Alan Tudyk, Forrest Whitaker, and Mads Mikkelsen, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released on December 16