Last month, "Star Wars: Rogue One" announced a series of reshoots, sparking rumors that Disney was unhappy with the film and wanted to change it fundamentally. However, according to star Mads Mikkelsen, the reshoots aren't quite as dramatic as they've been made out to be.
"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," Mikkelsen explained to The Independent. "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.
"[Disney] love[s] that," he added. "It’s free publicity." He also revealed that he will return for one day of reshoots in about two weeks.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Jonathan Aris.