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Bourne Legacy director Tony Gilroy joins Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to help with reshoots
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Bourne Legacy director Tony Gilroy joins Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to help with reshoots

Tony Gilroy, best known as the screenwriter for all four instalments of Bourne and for writer and directing Michael Clayton, will play a key role in the reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the new Star Wars spin-off. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, Gilroy has been brought on board as second unit director to assist director Gareth Edwards, this is addition to script adjustments he had already been asked to contribute earlier this year. 

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

Reports suggest that 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 and there has been no suggestion that the movie will be delayed. In fact, if all now goes to plan, the movie will finish earlier in its release year than Star Wars: The Force Awakens did. 

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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