Disney’s pulling all of the stops for the upcoming Star Wars film.
A substantial portion of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be reshot after Disney executives voiced dissatisfaction with the first take of the highly anticipated film.
Execs complained that it was “tonally off with what a ‘classic’ Star Wars movie should feel like” according to a Hollywood Reporter story.
“The goal of the reshoots will be to lighten the mood, bring some levity into the story and restore a sense of fun to the adventure,” explained the publication.
A reputable Star Wars production site further notes that the crew expects that “they are reshooting 40% of the film” over eight weeks beginning in mid-June.
Rogue One, a stand-alone Star Wars spin-off set before A New Hope, will focus on a group of Rebel spies trying to steal the plans for the Death Star. It will be released on December 16.
In case you missed it, here’s the official teaser trailer for Rogue One.