You can always depend on the internet to spread and expand upon rumors based on tiny snippets of information. When Rogue One was doing reshoots last year, entertainment writers were sure the reason for it all was that Disney was “panicked” about their new film. But, as I commented on this last June, reshoots are part of the normal production process – at least it is with most of the better films. To be sure, there was a lot of “click baiting” going on, and history is repeating itself.
The latest Star Wars speculation has to do with Episode VIII, which was revealed lost month to be titled The Last Jedi. The YouTube channel, MIKE ZEROH, has posted a rumor the reshoots for the movie will involve huge cuts of major scenes due to the death of Carrie Fisher. However, as CinemaBlend points out, although there could be changes based on the fact Fisher will not return for Episode IX, “we never know exactly where [ZEROH’s information] comes from, so we need to give it a wide berth.”
Whatever the outcome, you can be sure reshoots would have happened even if Fisher had not died, and the fact they are happening in no way indicates which direction the filmmakers have decided to go. But “no real news” doesn’t sell copy or invite clicks. For (real) news about Star Wars movies, I invite you to visit my Facebook page, Gallactic Gazette – Star Wars News. I do my best to weed out the fringes and give you the latest news and reviews from reliable sources (including ScreenFish.net).