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Rogue One rumored to undergo reshoots due to executive dissatisfaction

05.31.2016

The first STAR WARS spin-off film, ROGUE ONE, hits theaters in little more than 6 month's time, and Page Six is reporting that there may be trouble with the product as it is now, resulting in 4 weeks of reshoots. According to Page Six's source, "The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and ROGUE ONE will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July. Gareth’s work on the first GODZILLA shows he can handle a big studio blockbuster, but ROGUE ONE has fallen short of what J.J. Abrams did with STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, so Disney has ordered reshoots. Disney won’t take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn’t testing well." Feel free to take that as you will, with our without the salt.

On the flip side, they also have a Disney source that stated, "The filmmaking team and the studio always anticipated additional shooting and second unit work to make the film the absolute best it can be, and the actors were aware there would be additional shooting. Coming off THE FORCE AWAKENS, there's an incredibly high bar for this movie and we have a responsibility to the franchise and to the fans to deliver the best possible movie we can.” Sounds more in line with what a studio rep would say, but what does that really mean?

There's a lot more behind-the-scenes talk that makes its way to the internet these days that means we're left to draw our own conclusions based on the smallest tidbits. In the case of ROGUE ONE reshoots, I see no reason to worry even the slightest amount about the final product. Reshoots are very common on a movie as large as this, and regardless of what Disney executives think of this film now, which is a work-in-progress, you need only look at how Disney treats their other properties to react accordingly. Their track record speaks for itself in terms of live-action, animated and Marvel fare. Reaction to the first ROGUE ONE trailer was very positive, so if anything, I'm sure we can expect the final product to live up to the tone set in that first teaser. It's impossible to know what the reshoots will entail at this time, so we'll all have to just wait and see. More Vader? A cameo from Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo? Digitally inserting Jar Jar into the collective Rebel force? See? It could be worse...

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY hits theaters on December 16, 2016.

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10:26AM on 06/02/2016
Here's hoping they put in as much care and effort towards Indy. I really can't wait to get the taste of CGI shit out of my mouth.
Here's hoping they put in as much care and effort towards Indy. I really can't wait to get the taste of CGI shit out of my mouth.
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8:22PM on 06/01/2016
Man, this story is barely worth one of those crappy young persons novels was putting out in the 90s. What they hell are they thinking? Oh, that's right; Kathleen Kennedy.
Man, this story is barely worth one of those crappy young persons novels was putting out in the 90s. What they hell are they thinking? Oh, that's right; Kathleen Kennedy.
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10:33AM on 06/01/2016

Attack of the Moans

When studio doinks, like most old fartknockers, or on the other end, hipster douches try to tackle creative THEY FAIL. Hearing this, means it will go from a decent film to star dookie. Godzilla was mehhhhh, but I could see where studio had hands in everything. Let Gareth do what he does and don't interfere, he can make something out of nothing.
When studio doinks, like most old fartknockers, or on the other end, hipster douches try to tackle creative THEY FAIL. Hearing this, means it will go from a decent film to star dookie. Godzilla was mehhhhh, but I could see where studio had hands in everything. Let Gareth do what he does and don't interfere, he can make something out of nothing.
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7:51AM on 06/01/2016
Yeah... Personally I don't think Felicity Jones would make a compelling lead. It's cool that we now have a trend of putting women as main heroes, but she looks neither as interesting as Rey nor as badass as say, Ellen Ripley.
Yeah... Personally I don't think Felicity Jones would make a compelling lead. It's cool that we now have a trend of putting women as main heroes, but she looks neither as interesting as Rey nor as badass as say, Ellen Ripley.
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12:24AM on 06/01/2016
Disney is supposedly going to spend 4-6 weeks and 35 million dollars on "extensive reshoots". To put things into perspective, the entire production of 'Neighbors 2' cost 30 million. Anyone who tells you that Disney is just doing standard reshoots doesn't know what they're talking about. To put things into better perspective, 'Captain America: Civil War' had 8 days of reshoots, and it cost Disney around 5 million dollars. Thirty Five million dollars for reshoots means that the movie is broken
Disney is supposedly going to spend 4-6 weeks and 35 million dollars on "extensive reshoots". To put things into perspective, the entire production of 'Neighbors 2' cost 30 million. Anyone who tells you that Disney is just doing standard reshoots doesn't know what they're talking about. To put things into better perspective, 'Captain America: Civil War' had 8 days of reshoots, and it cost Disney around 5 million dollars. Thirty Five million dollars for reshoots means that the movie is broken and damn near unfixable.
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10:59PM on 05/31/2016

Cash cow

Trailer looked boring. This is a story never meant to be told. It was just background junk to make another movie's plot work.....cash fucking cow. Shoot away.....the masses will see it whether it sucks or not.
Trailer looked boring. This is a story never meant to be told. It was just background junk to make another movie's plot work.....cash fucking cow. Shoot away.....the masses will see it whether it sucks or not.
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10:47PM on 05/31/2016
See that's what's starting to jack me about this whole Disney deal. Kinda like when growing up in the 80's and Vince MacMahon's WWF was a soap opera for adults, but still marketed toys to us kiddies. We full well know Disney will only take the "darkness" so far, but dammit Rogue One is a darker chapter of Star Wars. I'm sure Edwards knew when to put in a light touch or moment of humor. And people can bitch all the want "whah, another movie about the Death Star!?" It's supposed to be a War
See that's what's starting to jack me about this whole Disney deal. Kinda like when growing up in the 80's and Vince MacMahon's WWF was a soap opera for adults, but still marketed toys to us kiddies. We full well know Disney will only take the "darkness" so far, but dammit Rogue One is a darker chapter of Star Wars. I'm sure Edwards knew when to put in a light touch or moment of humor. And people can bitch all the want "whah, another movie about the Death Star!?" It's supposed to be a War movie, when things were most violent during the Empire, That's what I want to see at age 40 and I guaran-damn-tee (sp) that's what I wanted to see when I was freakin' 10! I want to see Darth Vader tearing people up, I want to see struggle, I want to see that old style Star Wars feel from the original film. But NO, we have to be sure Disney can sell fluffy, plush droids and shit.
It's not going to make what TFA made, that was an anomaly no matter what someone thought of it.
I'm sure R1 will be good, but it will definitely lose the edge it could've had...one can only hope for a hard core director's cut...but I'll bet it would come with a fluffy, plush droid...and shit.

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10:08PM on 05/31/2016
I'm not that nervous about the film. Perhaps Disney should reassess what they hope to accomplish with these spin-offs because I, for one, am not expecting them to be quite as grand as a new trilogy. Aren't they meant to be smaller scale stories? I hope they don't lose sight of what they can bring to the table with that particular scope.
I'm not that nervous about the film. Perhaps Disney should reassess what they hope to accomplish with these spin-offs because I, for one, am not expecting them to be quite as grand as a new trilogy. Aren't they meant to be smaller scale stories? I hope they don't lose sight of what they can bring to the table with that particular scope.
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10:02PM on 05/31/2016
The Force Awakens was an average movie at best. I thought Lucasfilm/Disney dropped the ball with that one. I was hoping that Disney would make up for that mess of a movie by nailing 'Rogue One', but I guess I was wrong. Four to six weeks of reshoots that cost an estimated 20-40 million dollars is a big deal. These are not standard pick up shots, there's serious problems with Rogue One.
The Force Awakens was an average movie at best. I thought Lucasfilm/Disney dropped the ball with that one. I was hoping that Disney would make up for that mess of a movie by nailing 'Rogue One', but I guess I was wrong. Four to six weeks of reshoots that cost an estimated 20-40 million dollars is a big deal. These are not standard pick up shots, there's serious problems with Rogue One.
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3:15PM on 05/31/2016
I'm guessing it's the hip thing these days to bash TFA, right up there with being gluten free and gender free bathrooms.
I'm guessing it's the hip thing these days to bash TFA, right up there with being gluten free and gender free bathrooms.
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7:41PM on 05/31/2016
It might be hip, but it's also accurate. TFA was a serious turd of a movie.
It might be hip, but it's also accurate. TFA was a serious turd of a movie.
3:12PM on 05/31/2016
The Force Awakens was OK. I don't know why people act like Disney shits apple pie and only makes critical masterworks. I'd rather Disney take a chance and make something interesting, but if they can't sell toys and books they're probably unhappy. Waiting to get down voted by the Disney minions who somehow think they get rich when Disney makes box office hits.
The Force Awakens was OK. I don't know why people act like Disney shits apple pie and only makes critical masterworks. I'd rather Disney take a chance and make something interesting, but if they can't sell toys and books they're probably unhappy. Waiting to get down voted by the Disney minions who somehow think they get rich when Disney makes box office hits.
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3:11PM on 05/31/2016

Panic In The Streets!

I love how every time a major movie gets called in for reshoots now it is a big deal with rumors flying left and right as to the reasons why and the fans get their panties all twisted over it like with Suicide Squad. I wish people would just understand that reshoots are part of making movies. There's nothing extraordinary about a movie going back in for reshoots.
I love how every time a major movie gets called in for reshoots now it is a big deal with rumors flying left and right as to the reasons why and the fans get their panties all twisted over it like with Suicide Squad. I wish people would just understand that reshoots are part of making movies. There's nothing extraordinary about a movie going back in for reshoots.
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2:57PM on 05/31/2016
"but ROGUE ONE has fallen short of what J.J. Abrams did with STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS"

TFA was a 6/10 and I'm being generous, so this must be really bad.
"but ROGUE ONE has fallen short of what J.J. Abrams did with STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS"

TFA was a 6/10 and I'm being generous, so this must be really bad.
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2:27PM on 05/31/2016

To piggyback on 1twobucklemybelt

In some ways it's always been like this, and in other ways this has recently become the new normal. Studios have always *wanted* to micromanage post-production, but these days studios actually CAN micromanage post-production to degrees never before imagined. In five years time, I predict we'll stop hearing rumors about extensive reshoots...because every blockbuster will have extensive reshoots.
In some ways it's always been like this, and in other ways this has recently become the new normal. Studios have always *wanted* to micromanage post-production, but these days studios actually CAN micromanage post-production to degrees never before imagined. In five years time, I predict we'll stop hearing rumors about extensive reshoots...because every blockbuster will have extensive reshoots.
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5:07PM on 05/31/2016
Very true. Sounds as if you have experienced the pain too, haha.
Very true. Sounds as if you have experienced the pain too, haha.
1:39PM on 05/31/2016

99 % of the time

The reason for re-shoots/additional photography is due to "Executive dissatisfaction", 4 weeks is a lot of additional photography but the Disney/Marvel SOP is that there will be many changes and reshoots. They build it into the schedule and the budget. Civil war ended up replacing most of the actors for the airport fight with digital doubles because they were making costume changes and stunt-vis decisions well into post.

Studio movies are now more than ever minute to minute fluctuations of
The reason for re-shoots/additional photography is due to "Executive dissatisfaction", 4 weeks is a lot of additional photography but the Disney/Marvel SOP is that there will be many changes and reshoots. They build it into the schedule and the budget. Civil war ended up replacing most of the actors for the airport fight with digital doubles because they were making costume changes and stunt-vis decisions well into post.

Studio movies are now more than ever minute to minute fluctuations of what they could end up being. You would be shocked to know how close to the finish project these things shift. It's insane.
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12:44PM on 05/31/2016

Trailer looked great... Just preserve me a director's cut for the home release and I'm good

Studio reshoots for damage control sounds problematic... I thought the trailer lookee great, but it also looked quite dark... I get the feeling that the movie is dark and that the word 'dark' freaks studio execs out following 'Dawn of Justice'
Studio reshoots for damage control sounds problematic... I thought the trailer lookee great, but it also looked quite dark... I get the feeling that the movie is dark and that the word 'dark' freaks studio execs out following 'Dawn of Justice'
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12:42PM on 05/31/2016

If that's true, that's great news

I would way rather have Disney do what needs to be done in order to make the best movie possible vs. saying "We all know this isn't as good as it could be. But screw it, we'll make tons of money anyways!" They certainly have the resources to pay for re shoots, and if it ultimately makes the movie quite a bit better, then all is good. I even really like the comment about them being concerned that it didn't measure up to The Force Awakens. That's another way of saying, "We want to keep our
I would way rather have Disney do what needs to be done in order to make the best movie possible vs. saying "We all know this isn't as good as it could be. But screw it, we'll make tons of money anyways!" They certainly have the resources to pay for re shoots, and if it ultimately makes the movie quite a bit better, then all is good. I even really like the comment about them being concerned that it didn't measure up to The Force Awakens. That's another way of saying, "We want to keep our standards incredibly high, and not coast." So, kudos!
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2:31PM on 05/31/2016
Yeah, but the reason for that is they want to protect their investment. They didn't buy Star Wars to make a movie, or even a bunch of movies. They bought Star Wars so they could command a franchise for generations. In order to do that, all the chaff and chotskies need to be propped up by well-crafted diamonds. They have a gigantic monetary incentive to make ever one of these films as shiny as possible.
Yeah, but the reason for that is they want to protect their investment. They didn't buy Star Wars to make a movie, or even a bunch of movies. They bought Star Wars so they could command a franchise for generations. In order to do that, all the chaff and chotskies need to be propped up by well-crafted diamonds. They have a gigantic monetary incentive to make ever one of these films as shiny as possible.
12:22PM on 05/31/2016
I'm telling you, they should have cast Tatiana Maslany. Maybe she'll surprise me when I actually see the movie, but Felicity Jones just doesn't convince me in the trailer.
I'm telling you, they should have cast Tatiana Maslany. Maybe she'll surprise me when I actually see the movie, but Felicity Jones just doesn't convince me in the trailer.
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1:27PM on 05/31/2016
With you 100%. Although Felicity Jones wasn't done any favors by dialogue like "This is a rebellion, isn't it? I rebel."
With you 100%. Although Felicity Jones wasn't done any favors by dialogue like "This is a rebellion, isn't it? I rebel."
1:37PM on 05/31/2016
God. I hated her in that trailer

"I rebel"

"Yes suhhhh"
God. I hated her in that trailer

"I rebel"

"Yes suhhhh"
12:20PM on 05/31/2016

C'mon Hollywood

Didn't this site post an article condemning the types of reactions that articles like this one provoke?
Didn't this site post an article condemning the types of reactions that articles like this one provoke?
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12:03PM on 05/31/2016
I hope the studio doesn't interfere too much because judging by the trailer, it looks excellent.
I hope the studio doesn't interfere too much because judging by the trailer, it looks excellent.
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1:36PM on 05/31/2016
Thats sort of a wonky statement. Dont you think?!
Thats sort of a wonky statement. Dont you think?!
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