UPDATE: ‘Rogue One’ Headed For Re-Shoots; No Test Screening

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Yesterday, it was reported by Page Six that Disney and LucasFilm were worried about Gareth Edwards’ film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This film would be the first in LucasFilm’s line of Star Wars Stories in which it deviates from the usual Episodes that focus on the Skywalker saga.

This rumor has been circulating online ever since and it has left many wondering how the film will end up turning out. Well, it looks like we can alleviate some of those worries with this new report. 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. Deadline 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 was reported that Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) came in to do some rewrites to help the script out. Deadline also claims that the re-shoots will not effect the film’s release date.

UPDATE: Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter posted on Twitter some details on the nature of these re-shoots as well as where his sources claim the film’s narrative leads up to:

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 comes to a galaxy near you December 16.

Source: Deadline

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