We reported yesterday that Rogue One: A Star Wars was facing costly reshoots over the summer due to testing poorly with the folks at Disney (here).
We speculated that it was possibly because the movie was too dark and it seems we may have been on to something.
Details are emerging about why exactly the movie is facing these reshoots and it seems “it was tonally off with what a ‘classic’ Star Wars movie should feel like. The pic has not yet been tested before audiences, but one source describes the cut as having the feel of a war movie.
“The goal of the reshoots will be to lighten the mood, bring some levity into the story and restore a sense of fun to the adventure.”
THR report that a source told them: “This is the closest thing to a prequel ever. This takes place just before A New Hopeand leads up to the 10 minutes before that classic film begins. You have to match the tone!
“Anything less than extraordinary won’t do.”
Other rumours suggest that there are plans to introduce the new Han Solo into the story as played by Alden Ehrenreich who will make his debut as the universe’s best loved scoundrel.
We’re hearing that the movie leads right into the opening of Star Wars: A New Hope and because the tone is so much darker, it feels jarring when they’re watched as a whole.
We’re not worried by what we’re hearing here. The sensationalism of the story yesterday implied that the movie is a mess, the details suggest this isn’t the case.
We always knew the movie would be a darker, war story and this is what we’re hearing still. If they want to inject a little more fun then that sounds good to us. Fact is, reshoots nowadays are nothing out of the ordinary, so we’re still very, very excited for this new chapter in the Star Wars story.
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