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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 17 May 2016 at 10:54am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

New info regarding Rogue One.

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Granted, one of the images says "Not Final", but why are the Rebel Fighters from FORCE AWAKENS being shown in context with the first Death Star being destroyed?
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Tie Striker?

U-Wing?


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In the "Uh-oh" category, apparently Rogue One has not been testing well, and is in for extensive reshoots:


It's early, so I can't think of any off the top of my head, but would any one know of any movies that were *fixed* by reshoots?  I don't mean the odd pick-up here and there, I mean real surgery?

There are certainly movies that I think could have stood some reshoots.  Jupiter Ascending, for instance, (abysmally bad) I think had some good core material to work with.  I think some reshoots could have substantially fixed it, but a ground-up rewrite might have been better.
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Posted: 31 May 2016 at 10:07am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Depends on what Disney is looking for out
of this film.
Trailer looks beautiful. I'm keeping an
open mind till I see it.
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In recent years World War Z had MAJOR reshoots and came out just fine.

Not quite the same, but in yesteryear, Back to the Future and Demolition Man ditched major cast members that weren't working and started again.

Superman II had a large amount reshot. I liked the final film, but difficult to say it was for the better (because it probably wasn't).

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Posted: 31 May 2016 at 6:31pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

More on the reshoots:
http://io9.gizmodo.com/more-details-have-been-revealed-about -those-rogue-one-r-1779744810?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_fa cebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 6:20am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I thought the whole point of this movie was NOT to be "what a ‘classic’ Star Wars movie should feel like", but a edgy and gritty war drama set in the same timeline...



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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 5:09pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Wow, they say "it lacks the edge" of Force Awakens. Which I felt was as sharp as the pointy end of a Nerf ball. 
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This makes me think that, due to the massive success of TFA (which relied heavily on original trilogy nostalgia, breezy pacing, and a sense of wacky fun), they're reversing course, and going from something in the gritty-war-thriller vein to mimicking what made TFA so popular.

We shall see.

Now, this film already reeks more more nostalgia-milking, but I had hopes for the tone and characters to bring something new to the table. If they're deliberately reshaping it to cash in on the elements that people liked about TFA, we may be in trouble. 
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Greg>> this film already reeks more more nostalgia-milking<<

Isn't this Disney's actual business model?
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In recent years World War Z had MAJOR reshoots and came out just fine.
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I would hate to have seen it before reshoots. This film did not work for me.
More power to you if you liked it though.
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Posted: 02 June 2016 at 6:14am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Interesting to make the comparison with the original Star Wars, where there was no faith in the movie while it was being made -- but the studio head had enough faith in Lucas to allow him to just make what he wanted.
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I just removed posts that air unsubstantiated rumors about the movie.  Let's not traffic in rumors, please.  






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With any other studio, I might be worried about these last minute reshoots.  WB's track record with their superhero films is dismal, so the reshoots for SUICIDE SQUAD don't seem very promising to me.  Disney, however, seems to have a good grasp on their franchises.  I realize the creative personnel is different, but if Disney can harness the Marvel-approach for STAR WARS I think everything will be fine.
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Posted: 07 June 2016 at 9:27am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Sorry about that Tim. My bad.

The reshoots must be changing a lot more than just adding levity, since the Marvel comic book prequel has been cancelled.

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This is official Disney artwork from the upcoming 'Star Wars celebration Europe' event:


At the bottom you can see another variant of the Stormtrooper costume.


This would appear to be officially called a 'shoretrooper' -- according to the Lucasfilm-made Star Wars show. 
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No worries, Bill - I am right there with you! I have a mixture of excitement and skepticism all rolled into one about this series of movies.

I'm trying to avoid rumors to give the artists the benefit of the doubt and let them finish the film to the best of their ability. And for the Forum, I am trying to avoid passing on information like the link Eric posted at the end of the previous page of this thread - whatever info was in that link has since been deleted at the request of the studio, so I can't figure out what you guys are talking about in the subsequent posts.

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This would appear to be officially called a 'shoretrooper'

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A no-nonsense version of the Lego Star Wars 'Beach-Troopers'?

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Looks like an MC Hammer pants Trooper. Can't Touch This.
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I wonder how many people had to approve/meddle with TFA - is this common? Not everything has to have a nostalgic tone/edge (many of the new fans will only have "nostalgia" for the >gerk< prequels anyway).
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I think we forget that pre-internet, both Star Wars and EMPIRE had reshoots, re-edits etc. We just didn't know about them at the time
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I think we forget that pre-internet, both Star Wars and EMPIRE had reshoots, re-edits etc. We just didn't know about them at the time

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As we forget how many of those reshoots etc are CAUSED by the internet! Paranoid producers and directors reworking their stories just because some nimrod online has guessed something about their plans.

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As we forget how many of those reshoots etc are CAUSED by the internet! 

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I know it's not the same, and I can't vouch for how true it is, but I did hear rumours of wrestling writers booking shows and scripting PPV events based on what the internet community were dictating. If that is true, it's disconcerting.

Nothing wrong, perhaps, with following a mood or two (i.e. if a character really takes off in popularity, go with it) but it's madness to do things SOLELY because of what internet folk say.
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In a huge, huge surprise, Disney is to have Darth Vader appear in Rogue One: LINK
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What a total shock to find out Vader will be on this one, said absolutely no one anywhere.

I guess the real question would be: why wouldn't he? The timeline of the film makes his use logical, and James Earl Jones isn't getting any younger. The window of opportunity for him to continue voicing the character is starting to get narrow.


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