Despite Millions in Reshoots ‘Rogue One’ Was Still the Cheapest Disney ‘Star Wars’ Film

by Jeremy Spirogis
Princess Leia in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Star Wars motion pictures are a few of the largest and hottest motion pictures on this planet, and Disney stands to make some huge cash from the franchise. That’s why, like many film studios, Disney typically orders some reshoots for its largest movies to make positive that the flicks are nearly as good as they are often.

However, within the case of Rogue One, these reshoots ended up altering rather a lot in regards to the film. Unsurprisingly, reshoots of that scale additionally ended up costing Disney some huge cash. That mentioned, in comparison with the opposite Disney period Star Wars movies, Rogue One really ended up being cheaper than the remainder. 

The troubled manufacturing of ‘Rogue One’

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As Looper wrote, months earlier than its launch, Rogue One appeared to be in dire straits. The unique minimize of the film, which was finished by Gareth Edwards, simply didn’t appear to hit the notes that Disney hoped for. In a comparatively unprecedented transfer, Disney employed a brand new director, Tony Gilroy, to not solely reshoot elements of the film but in addition rewrite just a few scenes as effectively. 

Gilroy is a critically acclaimed screenwriter, however he had solely directed a handful of films earlier than he bought this gig. Despite that, Looper mentioned that Gilroy was paid $5 million to do these reshoots for Disney, so the entire value of the reshoots was rather more than that. While it’s not clear how a lot cash these reshoots finally value Disney, the film nonetheless ended up being the most cost effective film within the Disney period of Star Wars movies.

How the price range of ‘Rogue One’ compares to its friends

Princess Leia in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Princess Leia in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Lucasfilm

Hollywood budgets are in fact a fickle factor, as any article about “Hollywood accounting” would let you know. That mentioned, there are publicly launched budgets for the Star Wars motion pictures, and Rogue One nonetheless takes the cake for being the most cost effective Star Wars film, regardless of the in depth reshoots and rewrites. 

For instance, the three motion pictures within the sequel trilogy have been all extraordinarily costly, in line with Box Office Mojo. The Force Awakens had a $245 million price range, The Last Jedi had a $317 million price range, and The Rise of Skywalker had a $275 million price range. Solo: A Star Wars Story, additionally had a $275 million price range, and like Rogue One, it additionally wanted in depth reshoots with a brand new director.

But, regardless of needing these reshoots, Box Office Mojo mentioned that Rogue One ended up costing Disney about $200 million. But in fact, because it’s Hollywood, these figures aren’t essentially set in stone. Regardless, whereas different sources will give barely totally different numbers, Rogue One stays the most cost effective film of all of them. 

How followers and critics reacted to ‘Rogue One’

According to Looper, Rogue One did very well with critics and audiences alike. The film made a tad over $1 billion on the field workplace, and it bought nice critiques from most critics. It presently has a rating of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, which signifies that, of the over 400 critics who’ve reviewed the film, 84% of them gave the film a optimistic evaluation. 

One of the primary the explanation why Rogue One was so profitable was due to the dangers that the film takes. Rogue One is a solo film, and it, in contrast to different franchise movies, has a definitive starting and finish. There’s no likelihood for a sequel to Rogue One because the film ends at first of A New Hope anyway. 

That mentioned, the film does appear to have hit a chord with followers. That’s why Disney is creating a prequel sequence to Rogue One. It’ll characteristic the exploits of one of many major characters, Cassian Andor, and it’ll be a TV present for Disney+. 

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