Felicity Jones "tries" to defend "Rogue One" reshoots


I won't deny that all the rumors of "Star Wars: Rogue One" reshoots over the past year have definitely dampened my enthusiasm for the film. We here at "World of Reel" would like to get some kind of concrete answer as to why these reshoots happened. I have been trying to be as low-key as possible about the possible "mess" the film might be under. Rumor has it that Disney was not happy with the "darker" and "grittier" cut of the film director Gareth Edwards gave them. Disney have defended the reshoots by saying it's just something that most blockbuster films go through. 

A few more intrIguing details have emerged today, albeit looking like more "damage control."

Disney CEO has said the film and its reshoots have been because the film is "an experiment of sorts," which just doesn't gel. LucasFilm president Kathleen Kenndy tried to use a "Jedi mind trick" by saying "I'm sure if you picked up the phone and called every single large, technical movie and said, 'You ever gone in and done reshoots?' they'd all say, 'Oh God, yes,'"So why has it turned into a big story? Because it's "Star Wars," and they put a spotlight and scrutinize every single thing that gets done. But it was always planned and nothing unusual."

Even more intriguing, its star Felicity Jones addressing the reshoots "Obviously when you come to the edit, you see the film come together and you think, 'Actually, we could do this better, and this would make more sense if we did this,' " she says. "I've done it so many times. I mean, you wouldn't just give your first draft on this story, would you?"

Is anyone actually saying anything positive about this film? I have yet to hear anyone involved saying that it's a good movie or that they are confident about the product. 

The whole Felicity Jones interview can be found HERE via The Hollywood Reporter

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