The concept of reshoots has become something of a death sentence for productions these days. People seem to think that reshoots automatically mean that the movie is going to be terrible- however, sometimes reshoots can make a production better.
In the case of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, almost the entire third act was reshot by a different director. People have been wondering what the third act of the movie looked like originally.
The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with Director Orson Krennic actor Ben Mendelsohn about how excited he was to say that he built the Death Star.
“Playing Orson Krennic in Rogue One and being able to say that I built the Death Star, who else can say that? You can’t top it,” he says.
When asked if he was nervous or relieved that someone was brought in in the eleventh hour, Mendelsohn was a consummate professional and explained that he was neither, because moviemaking is a collaborative process:
“I wasn’t either of those, it was just a case, from my point of view, that they were going to be working multiple units. Gareth was writing and then he would come and film some things and Tony was shooting his material,” says Mendelsohn. “To me it’s a collaborative business, and this was just business as usual, and I’m so proud of that one.
The world of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be expanding with a new live-action tv series based on the character of Cassian Andor starring Diego Luna for Disney+. There is no telling whether or not Orson Krennic or Mendelsohn will appear in the series, but he very well could.