‘Star Wars’ Signals: The Real Story of the ‘Rogue One’ Reshoots

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1. Details surface concerning the massive scope of Rogue One‘s reshoots

Gareth Edwards directing Rogue One

Gareth Edwards directing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Lucasfilm

When news first surfaced concerning the Rogue One crew getting called in for reshoots, it was difficult to figure out what exactly was going on. Most of the predominant early rumors were of the “don’t sweat it, everything’s fine” variety, with one source claiming they were mostly used to insert a cameo for an unnamed character. Recent reports though seem to contradict all that, hinting at much wider changes across the board.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm paid Bourne Legacy director Tony Gilroy upwards of $5 million for his work rewriting and overseeing the reshoots. He was brought in originally to fix “several issues in the film, including the ending.” The Hollywood Reporter also points out that this “is fairly normal for a top-tier writer on a big-budget studio film,” and yet still, it’s evidence that there was far more to the summer reshoots than we originally thought.