Star Wars Stormtroopers
Models of First Order's Stormtrooper Battle Buddy from the film "Star Wars - The Force Awakens" are displayed in a shop in Shanghai, China, January 19, 2016. Reuters/Stringer

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is reportedly heading for some reshoots in March. They are said to be casting some extras. The actual filming of the movie wrapped long back, so if the director is looking to film now; it must be for minor changes or additions.

According to a report by Project Casting, Universal Extras Casting, which is responsible to hire for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is casting extras to begin filming in March. The production is said to be taking place in Scotland and Ireland. The report, however, also notes that Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” is also scheduled to begin shooting in Edinburg in a few weeks, so there is the possibility that the announcement is for the Russo brothers’ film.

In a video posted on YouTube [see below] Mike Zeroh suggests that the Rian Johnson film could be headed for reshoots. It is normal for a big budget Hollywood film to go in for reshoots after filming wraps, and this happened with both “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One.”

Although it is a little late for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” to be heading into reshoots, it is quite possible the director was waiting to film in March to get the right weather conditions, to match the scenes filmed already.

Mike also says that there are reports about some scenes involving the late Carrie Fisher’s character Leia being cut from the film. There has been no confirmation of these reports, so readers are advised to take this information with a grain of salt. The actress has already completed the filming of all her scenes for the film.

Fisher was supposed to be a part of the final film in the new trilogy. A possible reason for the reshoots is to find a way to make sure that there is continuity in the finale, and no gaps due to the untimely demise of the actress. Disney has no plans yet to bring back the character by using digital technology, so they have to find a way to account for her absence in “Episode 9.”

The other reason for the reshoots could be to pay tribute in a scene to Fisher. All eyes will be on Leia in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” so Mike believes that Johnson and his team could be making sure that her scenes are extra special. This is the last film of the actress playing the iconic princess/general.

Credit: YouTube/ Mike Zeroh