Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Needs Reshoots and This is Why

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Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will reshoot in mid-June for four more weeks. The reshoots will not push back the Dec. 16 release date.

According to Uproxx, reshoots were already scheduled in June for Rogue One, and Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens also had three weeks of reshoots during its production. However, the reasoning behind the reshoots for Rogue One has now been clarified.

Disney made the decision to reshoot after execs watched the film and felt that it didn’t give off the feeling that other “classic” Star Wars movies had. Per The Hollywood Reporter, one viewer described Rogue One as “having the feel of a war movie.” The reshoots are being done to lighten the mood and to give Star Wars more mass appeal. Deadline reports that the reshoots are being done because producers thought that Rogue One needed more of an edge, closer to what Force Awakens had.

There are also rumors that reshoots would add a cameo by young Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich, to the plotline. Watch the Rogue One teaser here.

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