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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set for summer reshoots after Disney left unhappy with focus tests -

Disney is reported to have demanded summer reshoots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story after being left disappointed by the first cut of director Gareth Edwards' film, sources have told New York Post's Page Six.

"The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and ‘Rogue One’ will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July," said one Hollywood source.

The insider added: "Gareth’s work on the first Godzilla [2014] shows he can handle a big studio blockbuster. But Rogue One has fallen short of what J.J. Abrams did with Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. So Disney has ordered reshoots."

"Disney won’t take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn’t testing well," the source added.

A Disney source paints a less dramatic picture, however, noting the cast and crew always expected some reshoots over the summer.

"The filmmaking team and the studio always anticipated additional shooting and second unit work to make the film the absolute best it can be, and the actors were aware there would be additional shooting," explained the source. "Coming off The Force Awakens, there’s an incredibly high bar for this movie and we have a responsibility to the franchise and to the fans to deliver the best possible movie we can."

Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna, and will open worldwide in December.

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