The production of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been going through reshoots for a few weeks, and while this might concern some fans, it seems like there’s nothing to really worry about.
Sure, a few weeks of reshoots may sound concerning, however, it’s perfectly normal for major blockbuster productions to have lengthy reshoots, especially for a film as important as Star Wars: Episode IX.
Making Star Wars also says that Star Wars creator George Lucas has always been set up as a consultant on the movie, so fans shouldn’t really worry as much about The Rise of Skywalker.
Aside from the reshoot news, the Star Wars site also reveals a few interesting details about the film, including new Force powers that Rey (Daisy Ridley) is going to exhibit in the movie. According to the site, a source has revealed new details about a scene where Rey and her Resistance friends find themselves attacked by a sandworm alien. The heroes are forced to battle with the creature and Rey almost kills the worm. In the end, though, the Jakku orphan decides to use her powers to heal and bring the worm back to life.
“The only other part where my info differs is that I was told that instead of our heroes almost killing the worm, the worm basically has our heroes backed into a metaphorical corner and the healing is what allows them to survive and escape,” the source tells the site, “The main story beat is the same, but some of the details panning out one way vs the other has slightly different implications on Rey’s character. Yours makes it sound like it was an act done from a place of power and out of pity while mine implies compassion in the face of danger.”
It’s a pretty interesting leak. We’ve never really seen Force Healing on the big screen before, though, notable practitioners in Star Wars lore include Anakin Skywalker and his son Luke Skywalker, Bariss Offee, and Shaak Ti.
If proven to be true, then we’ll finally get to see the Force used to heal in the Skywalker saga.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.