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Andor Will Modification Whatever Star Wars Fans Idea They Understood

Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy discusses how the upcoming Rogue One prequel series will challenge what Star Wars fans believe they understand.

Andor will turn fans’ prejudgments about Star Wars upside-down.

Showrunner and developer Tony Gilroy spoke with Vanity Fair about how even the most die-hard fans will be shocked by the things that unfold throughout the very first and 2nd seasons of Andor. “There are certain events that happen in these five years that are important and need to be paid attention to,” Gilroy stated. “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.”


Gilroy assured that while there will be lots of familiar components to the story, the program will likewise recontextualize things and expose the fact about secret moments and characters. “It’s upside down, or it’s sideways, or it’s the opposite of what you thought was true. Or it’s way more interesting than you had ever thought. Or that’s a lie and there’s a reason for it,” Gilroy continued. “I would say that there’s some surprises in store.”

Together with informing the origin story of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and what brought him to the place audiences saw in Rogue One, Andor will likewise include Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) constructing the growing Rebel Alliance. Both she and Cassian will have their own distinct and intersecting stories, however they’ll be far from the only characters.

“I have a sheet in front of me. I have 211 speaking parts in this show. There’s probably 75 people in there who really matter, and there’s at least a dozen seriously important characters that we’ll be carrying forward to the second [season],” Gilroy stated. “It is a huge, orchestral, Dickensian ensemble cast, with Diego at the middle of it, and Genevieve at the middle of another part of it. They intersect. I’m not going to get into how they intersect. They do have intersection—but they do not meet. They will not meet until the second half.”

Andor shows up later on this summer on Disney+.

Source: Vanity Fair

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