A couple of months ago, there was a bit of a kerfuffle after reports that "Rogue One" needed reshoots because the movie felt "tonally off." Disney and Lucasfilm tried to calm the waters by insisting that reshoots on a big movie like this are totally normal (which they are).
But now comes word that writer Tony Gilroy has been "empowered to take the lead on postproduction" and is "supervising" the edit with input from director Gareth Edwards.
Gilroy is an uncredited writer on "Rogue One" and was reportedly the "driving force" behind the reshoots. He is an accomplished director ("Bourne Legacy") who also worked with Edwards on the edit for "Godzilla."
"There are not two separate editing rooms; they are all in there with their ideas," a source told THR. "Tony's a strong force, but they're all working together."
Edwards remains the face of the project, giving interviews and appearing at the recent Star Wars Celebration Europe.
Likely, none of this will ultimately matter to fans, who are highly anticipated the first "Star Wars" standalone movie. It polled as 2016's most anticipated movie, over "Finding Dory."
"Rogue One" opens in theaters December 16.
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