In next month’s Rogue One prequel series, Andor, Diego Luna’s character Cassian will be introduced. We know how his story ends from the previous movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but there is still a lot to explore about his life in the years leading up to it. Knowing the end of the story has given director Tony Gilroy and the other creative team members some freedom to focus on the real people who built the rebellion.
“But our show is about ordinary people,” Gilroy explained. “They’re behind the scenes, they’re going to build the road to the revolution. We’re really in the kitchen with these people – our people are back there washing dishes, so canon might be happening off stage, but what’s happening for them is something completely different. Every day our aspiration in every department, on every costume, every weapon and every sideburn is always how to make it real.”
Andor is also focusing on different layers of characters you’ve always known, as well as the Rebellion itself. Mon Mothma will get a lot of focus in the series.
“Our goal is to have as many varieties as you possibly can, and Mon Mothma has her own rebellion. People will find out a lot more about that as the show goes on, because there’s some really interesting things that we’re going to say about her,” Gilroy said.
“It’s not that we’re reversing canon or anything we’re just going to tell you that, wow, you had no idea what some people were really about – and maybe you don’t understand why she’s doing it.”
Andor was supposed to come out on Disney+ this month, but Disney delayed it. It will come out on September 21st now.
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