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The Truth About Those Rogue One Reshoots

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

There’s a lot of information flying around the internet about the status of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The one thing we know for sure is that reshoots are underway. What’s contested is whether or not this means the film is in crisis.

To clear things up a bit, Making Star Wars has summarized everything we know about the reshoots at this point. I wouldn’t take this to mean that Rogue One is in crisis. What appears to be the case is that the team behind the film knows they can do better than what they have done, and they want to do better. And that’s good for the fans.

Here’s the aforementioned summary, courtesy of Making Star Wars.

  • Some crew initially heard J.J. Abrams was supervising the reshoots.
  • Gareth Edwards is doing the reshoots himself but with a partner, Christopher McQuarrie.
  • Christopher McQuarrie, the final writer on Rogue One, will be working extensively with Edwards on set to make sure they’re on the “same page” with the most recent draft of the film.
  • Christopher McQuarrie’s draft of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was considered superior to the film they shot previously.
  • It was not Edwards’ fault as McQuarrie’s draft wasn’t completed when much of the film was shot and revisions kept coming in that made the film feel uneven.
  • 32 sets have been re-created for the reshoot.
  • The crew expects they are reshooting 40% of the film.
  • They are working six days a week for eight weeks.


Resistance fighters (Felicity Jones, Diego Luna) embark on a daring mission to steal the Empire’s plans for the Death Star.