Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Riz Ahmed Says the 'Rogue One' Reshoots Are Done

By: Dominic Jones

The reshoots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have been the source of a great deal of rumors, speculation, and debate for Star Wars fans during the summer.  When the story first emerged, it painted a less than ideal scenario behind the scenes.  However, as more details were revealed, it became clear that those initial reports were at least somewhat exaggerated.  Whatever the extent of the reshoots was, they're now over according to Bohdi Rook himself, Riz Ahmed.  Ahmed was interviewed recently by Yahoo and spoke about the reshoots,

So how are the Rogue One reshoots coming on?
Yeah, they were great. But we're all finished up on them now.

There's been a lot of talk about them in the press. What's been your take on this?
There's been so much speculation, but it's just because people care so much about Star Wars. Reshoots are par for the course on any film. For me, I kind of love it because, as an actor, you always feel that there was a way you could have done it differently. Being able to go back and do some stuff again is always a blessing in my eyes.

While Riz certainly seems optimistic about the reshoots, there has been some talk in the press lately about the role of Tony Gilroy (the Bourne series) in the reshoots.  Gilroy's involvement was first reported back in June by Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, where it was stated that Gilroy would "offer notes on the first cut and write some additional material to enhance the story."

Today, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Gilroy is taking on a larger role on the post production of the film.  According to THR, "is said to be "supervising" the edit with input from (director Gareth Edwards)".  This doesn't mean Edwards has been fired or there is tension behind the scenes.  THR's source makes it clear that it is still a collaborative atmosphere and not a bitter one.  According to the source, "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."

We'll probably never know what exactly went on behind the scenes during the production of Rogue One.  However, as long as the final film is good, I don't think Star Wars fans will mind in the end.

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