Rumor: ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Script Got a Little Help From Christopher McQuarrie
Put this rumor on the “likely” pile: a new report suggests that Christopher McQuarrie may have punched up the screenplay for Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One, which is fairly believable, given how often McQuarrie does uncredited script rewrites. At any rate, if true, that’s excellent news for Rogue One and fans of the Star Wars universe.
Latino Review reports that McQuarrie was tapped to do some uncredited revisions on the script, which was originally written by Gary Whitta before he stepped aside this year and handed writing duties to Chris Weitz. The report claims that McQuarrie was only involved for a couple of weeks, which sounds about right for that particular task. Previously, McQuarrie did uncredited revisions on Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and went on to write and direct Rogue Nation. McQuarrie also did some uncredited work on the screenplay for X-Men, and most recently was rumored to have had a hand in punching up the script for Kong: Skull Island.
Star Wars: Rogue One is being directed by Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. Ben Mendelsohn has also been heavily rumored for the cast, though his participation has yet to be officially confirmed.
Rogue One hits theaters on December 16, 2016.
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