Rogue One’s editors, John Gilroy and Colin Goudie revealed which scenes in the movie were filmed during last summer’s controversial reshoots.
Turns out those pesky summer reshoots made Rogue One as great as it is.
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In an interview with Yahoo!, Rogue One‘s editors John Gilroy and Colin Goudie revealed which scenes in the movie were filmed during last summer’s reshoots.
First of all, some clarification: according to Goudie, everyone on the Rogue One production team knew there would be reshoots. So the reshoots were not a last-minute, last-ditch effort to save the movie, as many worried fans and media suspected.
Now we can talk about what the reshoots accomplished for the final film. According to Gilroy, they mainly added scenes with character development.
"“The story was reconceptualised to some degree, there were scenes that were added at the beginning and fleshed out. We wanted to make more of the other characters, like Cassian’s character…, and Bodhi’s character.”"
Some scenes shot during reshoots include Cassian Andor’s first scene, with the spy; Saw Gerrera’s mercenaries escorting Bodhi across Jedha; and Jyn’s rescue on Wobani in the beginning of the movie.
According to Gilroy, the latter scene with Jyn “was all done to set up the story better.”
"“The point with the opening scenes that John was just describing was that the introductions in the opening scene, in the prologue, was always the same. Jyn’s just a little girl, so when you see her as an adult what you saw initially was her in a meeting. That’s not a nice introduction.”"
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The scenes Gilroy described are little ones which on their own don’t seem like much. But they tied the film together. And they created a more believable world of well-rounded characters.