Anyone with taste knows that Rogue One is easily the best Star Wars film. Apart from the obvious reasons (characters, story, and production design), the fact that this is an anthology story that stood so firmly on its own two feet and wrapped up perfectly, makes it near-perfect.
Fans of Rogue One were ecstatic when the Andor project was announced back in 2020, along with its 2022 release date, by Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy. Not only has this prequel series been heavily anticipated, but something unheard of (in the realm of Disney+ series) happened — it was immediately renewed for a second season before its premiere. Two long years later, we are about to experience what could be second best to the underrated 2016 anthology movie.
If you weren’t the biggest fan of Rogue One, the name “Andor” might be a bit of a question mark. The newest Star Wars series revolves around Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and takes place 5 years before the events in Rogue One. Although the series is aptly named after its main protagonist, there is an ensemble cast (including Stellan Skarsgård, Forrest Whitaker, Adria Arjona, and Fiona Shaw) alongside Luna to tell the story of the Rebel Alliance’s initial formation and his transition from a common thief to a revolutionary.
While this series shows us the humble beginnings of Cassian Andor, actor Diego Luna points out (in an interview with Total Film) that we’re not going to see the same Andor that we saw in Rogue One. In the interview, Luna refers back to a very specific moment in time that Cassian Andor had with Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) in which he says that he’s “been in this fight since I was 6 years old.”
“That talks about a wounded man. We find him in a place where he’s not aware of how capable he is of transforming or being part of change or executing such a sacrifice, but he is the man that comes out from fighting since he was six years old. He’s a very interesting, dark, wounded person. You’re not going to believe that he’s capable of what he does in Rogue One.”
Andor will have a 3-episode premiere exclusively on Disney+ on September 21, 2022.
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