When word broke that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story would undergo a series of reshoots, any number of rumblings about the quality of the film spread across the internet. It was ultimately revealed that the additional shooting will realign the film's tone. It is said the new material will add more of an adventure element, despite director Gareth Edwards intention to make more of a war film.
But one rumor suggested writer and Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie was coming on board to supervise the new material. A rumor he flatly denies.
McQuarrie told Slashfilm, "If there are any reshoots on Rogue One, I'm not supervising them." He added that Edwards "deserves the benefit of the doubt."
"Making a film – let alone a Star Wars chapter – is hard enough without the internet trying to deliberately downgrade one's years of hard work," he continued. "Who does that even serve? Let him make his movie in peace."
While reshoots are stigmatized as an indication of a trouble production, they can lead to better films. But it remains to be seen if Rogue One will prove to be one of those productions to benefit from additional filming.