Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was unexpectedly the best Star Wars film since Disney took hold of the license. Thanks to some big time spoiler reasons, further installments were out of the question, but a prequel? Yes please. Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed Cassian Andor will be the star of the second Disney+ Star Wars series.
Diego Luna is set to reprise his role as Cassian thankfully so we don’t have to deal with any recasting. Cassian made for a great addition to the heroic scoundrel ranks of the Rebellion. The series will focus on Cassian’s adventures in the early days of the Rebellion.
That should make for great material for a series as we can watch an idealistic Cassian become increasingly jaded in the war. While it wouldn’t make a lot of sense for the rest of the Rogue One crew to show up, hopefully Cassian’s droid K-2SO will quickly be introduced.
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‘Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,’ Luna said in an interview with starwars.com. ‘I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.’
Hopefully this will also prompt Hot Toys to finally release a Cassian figure to join the Jyn Erso
The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. A release date for the series has not yet been announced. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for the latest updates.