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Are reshoots about to begin at Black Park?
Last month sources believed the first rough cut of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was shown. We think the screening was at Bad Robot but we don’t know for certain. While that is exciting unto itself, before that we knew it was highly unlikely any reshoots for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would or even could happen until a rough cut of the film was shown and evaluated.
It seems that reshoots for The Rise of Skywalker are ramping up.
Most of the evidence we’ve seen pertains to the Resistance jungle base set and sequence. Some of the large prefabricated rocks have been observed at the studio. We also knew that Dagenham was being used to store some items from Episode IX and some of that inventory has been moved suggesting it could be for reshoots. We haven’t seen any movement at Cardington Sheds where there was a large wing for a ship and what we think was a zero gravity fight from the end of the film.
Other Pinewood Productions haven’t had guarded sets in the park.
Pinewood Studios is in full Bond 25 mode right now with the walls of the Bond Stage having been blown out. In terms of Black Park productions for Morbius, Black Widow and a BBC production of A Christmas Carol have shot in the area without the sets being obscured or hidden. However, today we have learned that Location 1 for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker where the Millennium Falcon was built (and reportedly burned to some degree) is fenced in with an identical perimeter as the previous shooting.
Location 1 the part of the park where the orange X-wing was parked too. The only difference we can see at this time is that the fence has a camouflage netting to hide the metal fencing this time. Security has also returned to the location whereas the other productions in the park over the last month or so was totally open for locals to observe.
Reshoots are part of the process.
We will continue to monitor the activity around the reshoots for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Currently at Black Park we haven’t seen any evidence for reshoots at Location 2. At this time we have no idea how extensive the reshoots for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are. We do know that every time reshoots go down some fans think it is a sign of weakness or a flawed film but it is part of the process of these films.
Revisions are simply part of the process.
You can read about the various things we believe happens on the Jungle World here: