If you know anything about Disney’s plans for the future of the ‘Star Wars’ universe, you know that pretty much all of it is banking on Rogue One. The first ‘Star Wars’ movie without a Skywalker in it (unless a young Leia makes an appearance), it’s expected to be the bellwether for the viability of every movie they have planned after. Which is a lot of movies.
If it bombs, Disney is suddenly terrified that the franchise they sank billions into and planned multiple spinoffs for can’t generate box office buzz outside of the original George Lucas story arch.
If it succeeds, you’ll be seeing ‘Star Wars’ movies about fucking everything forever. There’ll be a standalone BB-8 prequel.
Basically, the success of this movie could mean tens of billions of dollars of revenue or losses, depending on how it does.
It’s kinda a big deal.
And according to Page Six, the first cut of the movie has executives panicked. So much so that they’d ordered four weeks of reshoots.
The first “Star Wars” spinoff, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is in crisis, and the movie will have to go into expensive reshoots over the summer, sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six.
The much-anticipated “Rogue One” is due for release on Dec. 16, but we’re told bosses at Disney are not fully satisfied with the first cut from director Gareth Edwards.
One Hollywood source told us, “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.”
Flat out, they say the movie “isn’t testing well.”
Well, fuck, shit. I was hoping it would be dope. That trailer was so fucking fresh.
The source notes that while the director they tapped for the movie, Gareth Edwards, is notoriously loathe to let studios meddle with his films, that shit ain’t gonna fly with Disney.
We will find out in December what happened.
And if you remember, the sequel to The Force Awakens was already pushed back six months for script rewrites.
Things may be dicey at Disney.
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