Remember a time when the future of Star Wars was doomed at least on screen when Lucas refused to make his sequel series. And then Disney persuaded him to give them the permission to go forward with it, but then the Fandom was dashed to pieces when Lucas’ ideas were not given as much importance as promised. The reaction to the sequel series has been topsy turvy to say the least.
Then they made that Han Solo film which again was very weird. On paper it should have worked but it just didn’t. But the one venture which they gained a lot of appreciation for was their Rogue One movie which took the franchise a step further in important topics like diversity. Rogue One followed a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire’s super weapon, just before the events of A New Hope.
The movie brilliantly used characters like Saw Gerrera, Ghost and Chopper from the animated series.
Now a fan favourite character from the series, Cassian Andor will get a Disney+ live action series.
Now further reports suggest that the highly anticipated series will start filming this year. It has completed pre-production in 2019.
When asked the actor Diego Luna replied that he is extremely excited about the series. He also explained that the series will explain why the said event happened than what happened because everyone knows how Rogue One shaped out to be.
He ecstatically said through this younger version of Andor people will understand the reasoning behind those major decisions.
“I’m not allowed to talk about it, which is great because I haven’t started,” he said. “I’m just happy. I’m happy to be part of that universe. Because I grew up watching those films and having the chance to explore the role in ten hours, or as many hours as we get, it’s gonna be great.”
Rogue One premiered in Los Angeles on December 10, 2016, and was released in the United States on December 16.
It grossed over $1 billion worldwide, making it the 36th-highest-grossing film of all time (20th at the time of its release), the second-highest-grossing film of 2016, and the fourth-highest-grossing film in the Star Wars franchise.