When it was reported that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was getting reshoots, many voiced their concerns on what the reshoots actually signify and whether it means that the direction and tone of the film has been significantly altered as a result of the reshoots. But this is proven to be wrong, and has been made clear by the likes of Gareth Edwards, Kathleen Kennedy, and Mads Mikkelsen.
During an interview with Digital Spy, Mikkelsen clarified that point and confirmed that the reshoots were near completion:
Have you been involved in the reshoots on Rogue One?
Yes I have, and they be done soon I guess, so yes in a few days
Did that mess up your schedule at all, since you presumably weren't expecting them?
: No, it's kind of normal. In all the big-production films I've done so far, they have always called me back for little reshoots, it might be something that they want to change, the way we did it was wrong, or it might be something that they wanted to add so it's kind of a normal process on big films, they're covering all their bases
Last month, Mikkelsen told
that the film's director Gareth Edwards just wanted to polish an already well-developed film. Here's what he said about the reshoots:
"Basically, all the big films I have done always have reshoots, it is part of their budget. They're either not super happy with a scene bit, the way we were acting, or maybe there's something they want to add. It's not a new thing, it happens with every film. Whether it's bigger or less, I have no idea, I have nothing to compare with. It's the same film, it's just adding little bits here and there to do the final polishing. That's my feeling."
Mikkelsen's comments re-affirm the notion that reshoots are a part of the process of big movie productions.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Stor
y is set to release in theaters on December 16, 2016.