Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy and star Diego Luna expose the Star Wars series will be an origin story for the Rogue One character.
Andor developer Tony Gilroy described what the upcoming Star Wars series will concentrate on.
The writer, who dealt with the script for Rogue One when Lucasfilm chose to upgrade the distressed production, spoke with Vanity Fair for its profile of the upcoming Star Wars television slate. The program will occur prior to the spinoff movie, which notoriously ended with Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor passing away together with all of his team. However prior to he was entrusted with assisting Jyn Erso captured the Death Star strategies, he invested years dealing with the nascent Disobedience.
“This guy gave his life for the galaxy, right? I mean, he consciously, soberly, without vanity or recognition, sacrificed himself,” Gilroy stated of Cassian. “Who does that? That’s what this first season is about. It’s about him being really revolution-averse, and cynical, and lost, and kind of a mess.”
According to the outlet, Andor starts with the “destruction of Andor’s birth world, then follows him into adulthood.” From there, Gilroy stated the character understands he requires to mean something. “His adopted home will become the base of our whole first season, and we watch that place become radicalized,” he stated. “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.”
Luna, who will go back to star as a rather more youthful variation of his Rogue One character, stated Andor is a refugee story concentrating on those running away the rage of the Empire. “It’s the journey of a migrant,” the star stated. “That feeling of having to move is behind this story, very profoundly and very strong. That shapes you as a person. It defines you in many ways, and what you are willing to do.”
In addition to Luna’s return, Genevieve O’Reilly will be back as Rebel leader Mon Mothma. The star had a short look as the character in Vengeance of the Sith when she was still a senator in the Galactic Republic. In Return of the Jedi, she likewise included, played by Caroline Blakiston, making her a crucial figure in the Disobedience throughout the Star Wars universe. She’ll have a function simply as essential as Cassian’s, developing the Rebel Alliance with his assistance. However they will not be alone. “It is a huge, orchestral, Dickensian ensemble cast,” Gilroy stated.
Season 1 of Andor arrives this summer on Disney+. A 2nd season of Andor is supposedly in the works.
Source: Vanity Fair