Newswire: Here’s what’s up with those Rogue One reshoots

Yesterday, we reported on the rumors from Page Six that Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story wasn’t doing so hot, and would require extensive reshoots. We theorized that Disney was a little freaked out about the “darker turn” Edwards wanted the film to take, and now, it looks like we were right. According to The Hollywood Reporter, corporate executives screened the film and decided it was “tonally off with what a ‘classic’ Star Wars movie should feel like.” As a result, the reshoots were ordered, in order to “lighten the mood, bring some levity into the story, and restore a sense of fun to the adventure.” Which makes sense, because if you want that “classic” feel, who can forget the lighthearted vibe of the hand-severing, father-revealing, carbonite-freezing Empire Strikes Back?

Actually, it’s too early to read much into this one way or the other. Sure, this …

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