It is never a good sign when a company admits they're not hopeful... kind of makes you wonder why they're making the bloody thing. Ah, the magic of money. It makes the world go round and grinds it to a halt, all in one papery package.
Well, I know they already reshot most of the film again, so I think they put a lot of money and time into this film, so they're not going to stop it now. Also, I do believe it has to do with how poorly received TLJ has been amongst the fans.