By now, the full Rogue One marketing campaign has quelled the fears moviegoers originally had about the reshoots, but this new information might come across as startling. Still, it’s better that Lucasfilm took the opportunity to correct some of the problems the first cut might have had instead moving forward with something that wasn’t up to par. There’s a great deal of pressure on Rogue One to perform well, especially since Kennedy is contemplating a Star Wars future that consists exclusively of standalone spinoffs. The first one out of the gates has to be a high-quality hit, or else that plan could be kaput. Given all the money Disney has invested in Star Wars, they have every reason to open up the checkbook if it means delivering a better product.
Fortunately for viewers, it won’t be long now until reactions to Rogue One make their way online. Lucasfilm will hold the world premiere on Saturday, December 10, and following the screening, there will most likely be several on social media offering their 140-character reviews. Then, it will be revealed if all the hoopla concerning the reshoots was reason to worry or no big deal. Disney’s 2016 is one of the best years any movie studio has ever had, so hopefully it can close out with another memorable blockbuster.