To say Rogue One is the first dark horse in the Star Wars cinematic universe would be an understatement. The film is the first to promise something truly darker, with a story that's not just focused on merchandising to children. At least, we hope it isn't. But then re-shoots, though expected, were needed to supposedly improve the flow of the story. A number of theories quickly came out as to why five weeks of added production were needed. EW would later come forward after they got some feedback from an undisclosed Lucasfilm insider.
“The changes have everything to do with clarity and character development and all take place [as inserts] within scenes we've already shot. It's a lot of talking in cockpits.”
Makes sense, just as long as they aren't trying to do what Warner Bros did with Suicide Squad. After Batman v Superman proved that darker films aren't a sure thing, with critics at least, they attempted some re-shoots to make their next DC installment a bit more er, fun. It would be a downer if Disney and Lucasfilm weren't happy with the dialogue not being family oriented, and did some re-shoots to lighten it up. But, at this point, that's just paranoia.
International Poster for Rogue One Less Family Friendly
The trailer(s) for Rogue One have already suggested something darker than the traditional Star Wars installment. The posters, on the other hand, have so far been more focused on the beauty of planet Jedha rather than anything war-related. At least, until this little gem.
An international Rogue One poster made its way to Russia and it is easily the most violent yet. Besides having the artsy effect of showcasing the insignia of the Rebellion in the water, it also conveys the notion that lives will be lost. Instead of presenting us something typical and safe for the Star Wars franchise, this poster feels made for a war film. Finally!
Hopefully Disney sacks up and brings imagery such as this to the states. The only thing I don't like about the poster is its strong reminder that the film is still made for 12+. #splittinghairs