Andor star Diego Luna explains the uniqueness of Disney+’s upcoming prequel to the Gareth Edwards’ blockbuster Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Luna made his Star Wars debut in Rogue One as Rebel Alliance super spy and assassin, Cassian Jeron Andor.
The respective film follows Andor, Jyn Erso, and a team of soldiers’ suicide mission to steal the Death Star plans, which leads directly into the events of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, Rogue One has arguably been the most well-received Star Wars film. The franchise’s subsequent small-screen success with The Mandalorian
The latter series takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, following its titular character’s time before the events of Rogue One.
The upcoming Disney+ show will delve deeper into Andor’s unwavering commitment to the burgeoning Rebellion.
Star Wars Celebration 2022 revealed the first Andor trailer, teasing a gritty spy thriller that should reframe Rogue One and further flesh out fans’ understanding of the original trilogy.
More important than adherence to canon and fan service, however, is how the series begins when the first of Andor's 24 episodes premiere on Disney+ on August 31, 2022.