More Details On Gilroy’s “Rogue One” Involvement

Following yesterday’s report that it was “Michael Clayton” and “The Bourne Legacy” filmmaker Tony Gilroy that took the lead on the five weeks of reshoots on Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” more word has sprung up about his involvement.

THR reports that Gilroy, who was also an uncredited writer on the film, is now also supervising the film’s edit with input from director Gareth Edwards. The trade confirmed Gilroy was heavily involved in five weeks of reshoots which fixed several issues including the ending, and now he has been “empowered to take the lead on postproduction”.

Director Gareth Edwards remains involved in the project and the face of the movie, but Gilroy’s involvement is said to be collaborative with one source saying: “There are not two separate editing rooms; they are all in there with their ideas. Tony’s a strong force, but they’re all working together.”

Indeed Gilroy has a relationship with Kathleen Kennedy’s producer husband, Frank Marshall, from the ‘Bourne’ films and Gilroy helped Edwards out on his recent “Godzilla” reboot.

As the trade points out, the films have often had a contentious history – all three of the originals seeing reshoots which revamped scenes, budget and scheduling blow outs, and other directors with their hands also on the wheel such as with Lucas supervising much of the filming on “Return of the Jedi” despite Richard Marquand being the director.