When Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in 2012, it reignited the Star Wars franchise. Sure The Clone Wars TV series, books, video games and more were keeping the galaxy far, far away alive, but starting with The Force Awakens in late 2015, the movie series was relaunched a decade after Revenge of the Sith concluded the Prequel Trilogy. So far Disney's track record with the Star Wars franchise on the silver screen side has been solid, with both The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story performing excellently both critically and commercially. However, that doesn't mean there haven't been problems behind the scenes during this new era.

Over the last few years, the Star Wars franchise has faced several directing changes, most recently with Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow leaving Episode IX. With this fresh development, we've decided to go through why each of these developments occurred, and in some cases, how they were resolved.

Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and K-2SO in Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

During Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's principal photography, Godzilla director Gareth Edwards was the one calling the shots behind the camera. But during the first Anthology spinoff's notorious reshoots, Tony Gilroy of Michael Clayton and The Bourne Legacy fame was brought in to oversee the work. Gilroy was initially hired to help write additional scenes, but after Lucasfilm was reportedly unsatisfied with Edwards' first cut of the movie, the studio tasked Gilroy with making further changes, especially to the climactic conflict on Scarif and the ending. He also teamed up with Edwards in the editing bay to put the final cut together. Gilroy is credited as one of Rogue One's screenwriters, but make no mistake, on the directorial side of things, he was an integral figure. While there was certainly a lot of controversy over how much the Rogue One reshoots would alter the story, Gilroy's work, combined with what Edwards originally shot, paid off in the end.

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