The next 'Star Wars' movie has brought in a new director to handle reshoots

Rogue One DisneyDisney‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’

The latest news from the next “Star Wars” movie is that there’s a new person heading the reshoots.

Writer-director Tony Gilroy is taking a supervising role on “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and overseeing the edit of the recently wrapped five-week reshoots, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gilroy has written several “Bourne” movies and has directed “The Bourne Legacy” and “Michael Clayton.” He was also an uncredited writer on “Rogue One.”

According to the THR story, Gilroy and “Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards are collaborating on the edit, though one of the main reasons Gilroy was called on was to refine the ending of the film.

In late May, news broke that Disney executives were “not happy” with an early cut of the movie and ordered reshoots. Then a month later at Star Wars Celebration, Edwards tried to play down the reshoots, saying that they were always planned.

However, what Edwards may not have planned was the entrance of someone else managing the reshoots.

This isn’t the first time Gilroy has taken on this kind of role. He took over the reins on “The Bourne Identity” from director Doug Liman when he and producer Frank Marshall were feuding over the completion of the movie.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in theatres December 16.

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