Star Wars Rogue One Reshoots Will "Lighten the Mood" - Report

Details emerge about the reshoots on the upcoming Star Wars spinoff.

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Yesterday it was reported that Rogue One, the upcoming standalone Star Wars movie, would be undergoing extensive reshoots this summer. New details have now emerged about why Disney are looking to shoot new material.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, studio execs feel that the film as it stands does not have the correct tone for a Star Wars movie. The site explains that while the first cut is far from a disaster, it does not have the feel of "classic" Star Wars, and is currently more of a "war movie."

The reshoots will gather together director Gareth Edwards and much of the cast, and are intended to "lighten the mood, bring some levity into the story, and restore a sense of fun to the adventure."

THR's source goes on to state: "This is the closest thing to a prequel ever. This takes place just before A New Hope and leads up to the 10 minutes before that classic film begins. You have to match the tone!"

It is also rumoured that the reshoots may allow Edwards a chance to include an appearance from new Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich. Ehrenreich will play the younger version of space smuggler in the second Star Wars spinoff, set to be released in 2018.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits cinemas on December 16, 2016. It stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker, and Mads Mikkelsen.

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