"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has proven its strength in the box office despite it being a non-Skywalker storyline. On its debut weekend, it yields a whopping $155 million. The Gareth Edwards-helmed film has earned the acclaim of the fans despite its change from the preceding films.
The film was in the finishing touches when the political disruption of the year 2016 particular in the political aspect. The filmmakers were accused of adding reshot scenes which were seen as anti-Donald Trump. Disney denied everything.
According to Screen Rant, Riz Ahmed who plays Bodhi said something about the #DumpStarWars. He said, "It is to be expected that people will project their anxieties and concerns ... onto art. It's also the role of art to reflect the times we live in. But this film wasn't made to speak to this particular moment. This is a film that was written years ago, that was filmed over a year-and-a-half ago."
The actor was even surprised that a controversy of this kind has to be tweeted again and again. Those proliferating political rumors combined the separate stories of the "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" with the personal political knowledge of the Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz who tweeted against Trump.
Riz Ahmed also said the show creators are not petty minded as to use something big like this film to send off negative political points. He added that the movie is intended to unit people and not to disperse them.
Well, with its box office success this early, it only means the false accusations did not matter at all. The movie has its own magnet and not for any ting else.
The show features Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, and Riz Ahmed. Stay tuned for the "Rogue One: A Star Wars" Stories as it hits the theaters.