Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy and star Diego Luna discuss how the Disney+ series will change fans’ understanding of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy and star Diego Luna just recently teased that the upcoming Disney+ series will alter what fans understand about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Gilroy and Luna discussed how Andor will re-contextualize numerous Rogue One plot points, in an interview with Vanity Fair. “We got to invent and create and dream about all the answers you don’t find in Rogue One,” Luna stated, while Gilroy included that the prequel series will broaden on elements of Cassian Andor’s backstory just meant in the 2016 movie. “You know he’s been fighting since he was a child, right? He says that,” Gilroy stated. “You understand he’s been a guerrilla fighter. You definitely understand he’s been an assassin. He eliminates an ally in the extremely first scene. That was a big gulp on Rogue One, to see who would swallow that. He’s ethically made complex in an actually dark method.”
Gilroy formerly assured that Andor will change the broader Star Wars canon, too. “There are certain people, characters that are legacy characters, that the audience, the passionate audience, really feels that they have an understanding of and know. In some cases, they’re right. And in some cases, what we’re saying is, ‘What you know, what you’ve been told, what’s on Wookieepedia, what you’ve been telling each other… is really all wrong,'” he stated.
The showrunner likewise broke down Andor‘s story, which occurs 5 years prior to the occasions of Rogue One. The program’s very first season will obviously open with Cassian Andor’s homeworld eliminated when he is still a kid, prior to leaping forward in time to chart his journey towards signing up with the Rebel Alliance as a grownup. “His adopted home will become the base of our whole first season, and we watch that place become radicalized,” Gilroy discussed. “Then we see another planet that’s completely taken apart in a colonial kind of way. The Empire is expanding rapidly. They’re wiping out anybody who’s in their way.”
Gilroy even shared plot information from Andor‘s early episodes, verifying that Cassian Andor begins as “a skeevy kind of guy who gets in big trouble trying to sell something to save his ass.” The scribe went on to state that Andor quickly pertains to the attention of Rebel representatives, who hire him “on the worst day of his life.” Gilroy included that these advancements will unfold throughout Andor Episodes 1 to 4, with the scope of the story broadening for the program’s staying 8 episodes.
Andor shows up on Disney+ in 2022.
Source: Vanity Fair