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New Star Wars 2016 Movie Reshoots: Disney Panics Over "Rogue One" First Cut

Travelers Today       By    Joseph Peter Capaque

Updated: Jun 01, 2016 06:00 AM EDT

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Logo of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
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"Star Wars: Rogue One" is undeniably one of the most anticipated films of 2016. Walt Disney promoted the trailer with pride. The trailer looked good; apparently Disney disliked the first edit of the final film.

Page Six dished out the details from the inside. Reporter Emily Smith reported the Star Wars spin-off is "in crisis", and is up for expensive reshoots during summer. The film is supposed to be shown in cinemas on Dec. 16, but Disney heads disliked the first film cut submitted by film director Gareth Edwards.

The cut was shown to the executives. While it was solid, it did not get that appeal that they were looking for. One specific reason was that the product did not feel like a classic "Star Wars". The reshoots are there to get scenes that would lighten the mood and add more fun to the overall adventure.

The reshoots are scheduled for four weeks in July. The source of Page Six said that Disney is not taking the back seat and is demanding a lot of changes. It is serious with the additions that it wants to be in the film.

"Rogue One" stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Jonathan Aris. It promises to tell the story of resistance fighters stealing the plans for Death Star before the cruel Emperor uses it. The events happen between episodes III and IV.

The film was supposed to take a darker turn in the "Star Wars" universe. Old-time favorites such as Darth Vader and Hans Solo are expected to make an appearance. It was confirmed earlier that the young Hans Solo will be played by Alden Ehrenreich.

Gareth Edwards is the director of "Rogue One". He is a British director, cinematographer, visual effects artist and screenwriter, who is known for his works "Godzilla" (2014) and Monsters (2010).

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