Could Star Wars: Episode IX’s Reshoots Really Be Extensive?

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August 01, 2019  11:52 AM


Reshoots in the production of big blockbuster movies usually aren’t a cause for concern, but it seems like a new update on the reshoots for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been sparking concern among the fanbase.

According to a report by Express, reshoots for Episode IX have been taking place at multiple locations for the Star Wars prequel installment, and now some are worrying that the reshoots might be more extensive than believed to be. Why are the reshoots taking longer than they should? Is this going to be the same scenario as with Solo: A Star Wars Story, the very first Star Wars film to flop at the box office?

In a separate post, Bespin Bulletin claimed that the film’s jungle reshoots were yet to be completed.

“The reshoots aren’t over yet. There’s set to be a two-day shoot at the lake area in Black Park sometime in August,” the site wrote on its post.  “The lake area was used late last year and earlier this year for the swamp and snow locations in Episode IX.”

However, the site’s writer also assures fans that the reshoots aren’t as bad as they seem.

“I remember when I first revealed that reshoots were set to take place from July until September at Black Park people freaked out that it was extensive,” Bespin Bulletin wrote, “Altogether it seems the reshoots are 4 days worth max at Black Park. So not extensive at all... situation normal.”

Star Wars fans should have a little more faith in Lucasfilm and in J.J. Abrams – though we do understand that abnormal lengths in reshoots can spark a bit of worry. Solo had pretty extensive reshoots, and the poor box office results of the movie caused Disney to rethink the speed of its production of Star Wars films.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

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