Despite Lucasfilm and Gareth Edwards putting on a brave face at Star Wars Celebration, it seems there may be more drama behind-the-scenes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy) has taken the lead on post-production on the December Anthology movie.
Back in June, it was revealed that Gilroy had been brought in to assist Edwards on reshoots. However, THR is reporting that Gilroy was the “driving force” behind the reshoots, and is now “supervising” the edit of the movie. Nevertheless, Edwards is still involved in post-production, with the site’s source reportedly stating that: “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.”
The behind-the-scenes drama is unlikely to do much to ease any lingering fan concerns stemming from the original reshoots. Fortunately there’s still time for Lucasfilm to address any issues, and Gilroy is certainly experienced in this role, having performed similar duties on The Bourne Identity, as well as assisting Edwards on Godzilla.
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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, is the first film in the new standalone movies from Lucasfilm. It tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Genevieve O’Reilly (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith) and Jonathan Aris (Sherlock).