Reshoots, reshoots, reshoots! That has been the word on the lips of many a Star Wars fan in relation to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. People have voiced their concerns on what reshoots actually signify and whether it means that the tone and direction of the movie has been significantly altered as a result of the reshoots. This thesis is flawed and strictly untrue. This message has been made abundantly clear by the likes of Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Gareth Edwards and Mads Mikkelsen. I, for one, am glad to hear of the story broken by Digital Spy yesterday. They interviewed Mads Mikkelsen who confirmed that the reshoots were near completion:
Digital Spy: Have you been involved in the reshoots on Rogue One?
Mads Mikkelsen: Yes I have, and they be done soon I guess, so yes in a few days
Digitial Spy: Did that mess up your schedule at all, since you presumably weren't expecting them?
Mads Mikkelsen: No, it's kind of normal. In all the big-production films I've done so far, they have always called me back for little reshoots, it might be something that they want to change, the way we did it was wrong, or it might be something that they wanted to add so it's kind of a normal process on big films, they're covering all their bases.
Mikkelsen's comments will re-affirm the notion that reshoots are a part of the normal process of big film productions. In addition, his comments will help fans breathe a sigh of relief, as we discover that the reshoots are coming to a close. The final, official confirmation of the end to reshoots will be even sweeter.
Source: Digital SpyFollow The Star Wars Underworld on Twitter @TheSWU for more updates about this story and other breaking Star Wars news.