Earlier this week (May 31) it was announced that Disney have ordered weeks of costly reshoots on Star Wars: Rogue One. It has now been revealed that the film will end 10 minutes before Star Wars: A New Hope begins.
Rumour has it that the powers that be at Disney were not impressed by British director Gareth Edwards’ first cut of the film, which will be the first Star Wars flick that’s not part of one of the three trilogies.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the goal of the reshoots will be to lighten the mood” as right now Rogue One has the “feel of a war movie”. The source continued to revealed that the film “takes place just before A New Hope and leads up to the 10 minutes before that classic film begins. You have to match the tone!”
The movie is due for release on 16 December this year, and stars English actress Felicity Jones as the mercenary Jyn Erso, as well as the likes of Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna.
Set between Episodes III and IV, the plot will cover rebel soldiers trying to steal plans for the first Death Star. Darth Vader is heavily rumoured to be appearing, though Disney’s remaining predictably tight-lipped on that.
Hollywood gossip site Page Six also quoted another source, who said: “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.”