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It has a release date that is not so far, far away.
But Disney bosses are apparently so alarmed at how bad the new Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One is that they have ordered four weeks of expensive reshoots in a bid to salvage the project.
After the money-making bonanza that was The Force Awakens, they are reportedly shocked at the poor quality of the new film, which takes place shortly before the original Star Wars and features delicate English starlet Felicity Jones as a tough-talking maverick pilot.
A source told Page Six: 'The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and Rogue One will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July.
And it seems up-and-coming director Gareth Edwards, best known for 2014's Godzilla, is the person being fingered for the blame.
According to the insider, 'Gareth’s work on the first Godzilla shows he can handle a big studio blockbuster.
'But Rogue One has fallen short of what JJ Abrams did with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. So Disney has ordered reshoots.'
'Disney won’t take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn’t testing well.'
Given how JJ's effort is hardly a work of cinematic high art, and more of a high octane remix of the first Star Wars than anything remotely original, the fact the new film has failed to reach the same standard is surely alarming for fans of the beloved franchise.
The plot reportedly sees resistance fighters embark on a daring mission to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s cruel rule.
|This didn't exactly hurt its appeal either. Although I have to say, that armour strikes me as WILDLY impractical.|