"Execs screened the film and felt it was tonally off with what a 'classic' Star Wars movie should feel like," THR says. A source described "Rogue One" as "having the feel of a war movie."
"Rogue One" tells the story of rebel spies who steal the plans to the Death Star, a passing fact mentioned in the scrolling opening credits of "Star Wars IV: A New Hope." Those plans end up in the hands of Princess Leia and are key to the Rebel Alliance defeating the Empire.
There are some rumors floating around that the reshoots could add in a cameo for Alden Ehrenreich, who's been tapped to play the young Han Solo in another standalone "Star Wars" movie. But mostly, as THR reports, the reshoots are intended to "lighten the mood, bring some levity into the story and restore a sense of fun to the adventure."
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Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance. Read More