Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker: Disney Reportedly Spent $20 Million To ‘Save’ The Movie
There are a lot of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker rumours out there on the Internet, and most of them are complete and utter rubbish.
One of the rumours we heard that’s I thought was complete rubbish was the whole thing about the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker test screening.
According to these rumours, the screening didn’t go very well, and Lucasfilm was forced to call in George Lucas to help them ‘fix’ the movie.
It was then reported that Disney was forced to spend another $300 million to help ‘save’ the movie.
I’m going to be honest, this sounds like complete nonsense.
Apparently Disney needed to spend $20 million to ‘save’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
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First of all, if this was true, then Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would become the most expensive film of all time, which I highly doubt Disney would be OK with.
Reshoots also don’t tend to be as expensive as the movie cost to begin with, so this really doesn’t sound logical to me.
However, according to We Got This Covered’s sources Disney did actually bring in George Lucas to help out after the early test screenings didn’t go down very well.
They also claimed that Disney actually spent $20 million on the reshoots, which sounds more believable.
This still seems like a lot of money to me, and I’m not even sure if there’s any truth to these ‘reports’.
Disney did spend quite a bit of money on reshoots for Rogue One, and then they did bring in Ron Howard to direct Solo: A Star Wars Story halfway through production after Lucasfilm sacked Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the movie.
I’m thinking that many of these stories have been fabricated by people who aren’t too keen on these new Star Wars movies and in particular, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be in UK cinemas on December 19th, 2019.
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