Disney used its “Star Wars Celebration” convention to try its damn hardest to change the narrative surrounding “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” following reports a few weeks before of extensive reshoots of a huge chunk of the film – reshoots which weren’t being handled by director Gareth Edwards.
Edwards and pretty much the entire cast showed up at the convention to paint a picture that everything is fine. Not in attendance though were filmmaker Tony Gilory and Simon Crane who were both reported to be involved in the reshoots with Gilroy handling re-writes.
Now Deadline reporter Mike Fleming says he’s heard that Gilroy is on more than just scriptwriting duties, he’s reportedly been taking the lead on the reshoots rather than Edwards. How much input Edwards has had in the reshoots is unclear and sadly will probably never be truly revealed.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens on December 16th.