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Report: Why Disney Executives Are in a Panic Over Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Movie

May 31, 2016  •  Post A Comment

An upcoming “Star Wars” movie is said to be in crisis, with the New York Post’s Page Six reporting that “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will be reshooting over the summer.

“The much-anticipated ‘Rogue One’ is due for release on Dec. 16, but we’re told bosses at Disney are not fully satisfied with the first cut from director Gareth Edwards,” the story reports.

The piece quotes an unnamed Hollywood source saying: “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.”

“Rogue One,” the “Star Wars” franchise’s first spinoff film, stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker. It will “take us back in time to a point between Episodes III and IV. The plot reportedly sees resistance fighters embark on a daring mission to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s cruel rule,” the story reports.

The report notes that Edwards, who has a reputation as a risk taker, likes to keep the studio’s influence to a minimum. The source is quoted saying: “Disney won’t take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn’t testing well.”

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  1. This could either be very good news, or very bad news. I guess we’ll find out in December. Studios have been known to destroy idiosyncratic movies. Then again, directors with creative control often turn in giant messes.

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