We all have our own theories on what we can expect from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This will be the first Star Wars film to not include Jedi and that it will strictly be about the Rebellion. We have also heard rumors that Darth Vader would be back more menacing than ever. However one question that has plagued our minds has finally been revealed.
So far, all of the Star Wars films have taken place at least a few years in between each other with some longer than others. For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this film will apparently end VERY close to when A New Hope begins. In fact, if Borys Kit from The Hollywood Reporter is to be believed, Rogue One will actually end roughly ten minutes before the start of A New Hope. Yes my friends, that means we can expect to see the Tantive IV about to take flight right before being hijacked by an Imperial Star Destroyer. Check out Kit’s Tweet down below:
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>ROGUE ONE, according to one of my guys, as prequel-ly as a prequel can get, leading up to 10 minutes before A NEW HOPE begins.Tone matters.</p>— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Borys_Kit/status/737796634302517248″>June 1, 2016</a></blockquote>
What else can we learn from this Tweet?
Many rumors have recently swirled about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story involving different reshoots. Apparently Disney executives were not very pleased with the first rough cut of the film saying the film may be too dark for audiences. While we understand that Gareth Edwards is going more for a gritty war film like a Saving Private Ryan, a few sources have said that Disney wants to add more humor to the film and make it more family friendly. They also want to make sure that this film matches the tone of A New Hope hence the phrase ‘tone matters’ from Kit.
Here’s my take on the reshoots dilema…
It’s difficult to say how dark this film is, though we understand that many sacrifices must have been made to get the Death Star plans to the Rebellion. I am not too concerned however after hearing these types of news. Reshoots happen all the time especially for major blockbuster films.
In fact, most big-budgeted films leave a few weeks open on the schedule in case they need to call the stars back to do a couple more scenes or redo certain scenes. Not too long ago we heard that Suicide Squad was doing reshoots to add some more humor to the film. Joss Whedon also called for reshoots for Avengers: Age of Ultron and that film turned out just fine.
Honestly, reshoots are nothing to worry about. If anything, they allow more discussions to take place as we can continue to speculate on what Disney plans on doing to the film. Adding a bit more humor and flavor certainly can lighten the mood. The movie doesn’t have to be all that dark, as we’ve seen with all seven of the Star Wars films. Sure some of the tones are dark, but there’s still that sense of fun throughout. As long as the humor doesn’t overtake the film, I’m all for it.
What do you think of the all the talks about the reshoots? Also, are you happy to learn that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will officially end ten minutes leading into A New Hope? I’d like to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!