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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to undergo reshoots this summer
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to undergo reshoots this summer

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the new Star Wars spin-off, is to undergo several weeks worth of reshoots this summer. 

Much of the cast and director Gareth Edwards will regroup in mid-June for another round of shooting, with Disney deciding to order reshoots after executives reviewed an initial cut of the film.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the goal is to add more light and humour to the story and increase the sense of fun. There is also a rumour than Alden Ehrenreich, newly cast as young Han Solo, will be given a small cameo. 

The movie stars The Theory Of Everything's Felicity Jones, The Last King Of Scotland's Forest Whitaker, Milk's Diego Luna, Casino Royale star Mads Mikkelsen, Dragon's Donnie Yen, The Sun Also Rises' Jiang Wen, Firefly's Alan Tudyk and Exodus: Gods And Kings' Ben Mendelsohn and has been directed by Godzilla director Ddwards. 

The story is set in between the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope and is thought to follow a band of rebel fighters who come together to steal the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released into cinemas on December 16th this year. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out now on DVD and Blu-Ray and the Blu-ray will be accompanied by a string of bonus features. 

As well as the six deleted scenes it had previously been revealed would be arriving with the Blu-Ray, the package will also include a documentary on the making of the movie titled "Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey" as well as a recording of the movie's table read.

It will also include a string of 'making of' features including a focus on the making of BB-8 and the movie's new creatures, a look at the recording of John Williams' score and a feature on the changes made to reboot the Star Wars franchise. 

hmv will also be selling Blu-Ray editions of the movie featuring Light-Side and Dark-Side covers. Both are available to pre-order here. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed over two billion dollars at the box office and is available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray on the right-hand side of the page. 

You can read our full review of the movie here. 

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