Disney’s upcoming streaming service, generally known as Disney+, now has a second live-action Star Wars present in its quiver. The brand new sequence, introduced Thursday, will observe insurgent spy Cassian Andor in the course of the early years of the Insurrection towards the Empire. Diego Luna, who launched the character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will return to the position.
“We have now a unbelievable journey forward of us, and this new thrilling format will give us the possibility to discover this character extra deeply,” Luna stated within the announcement posted to the official Star Wars web site, which describes the sequence as a “rousing spy thriller.”
After we first met Andor in Rogue One, he’s extra like a Insurgent murderer than a debonair spy, killing an informant on the Ring of Kafrene to forestall him from being captured and spilling secrets and techniques to the Empire. His subsequent project is assassinating Jyn Erso’s father Galen, a scientist instrumental to the Demise Star program.
Cassian Andor died shortly after, after serving to Jyn extract the Demise Star plans that proved important to its destruction on the finish of the unique Star Wars.
Whereas constructing a whole sequence round one character from an ensemble solid is looks like curveball from Disney, what’s even stranger is the continued fixation on the identical handful of years. To this point, Disney has set Rogue One , Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Struggle Rebels (plus novels and comics like Thrawn, Thrawn: Alliances and, uh, the opposite Thrawn) within the years between Star Wars: Episode III and Star Wars, splitting their cinematic output evenly between the years simply earlier than and simply after the Authentic Trilogy. That very same bookended technique will now play out on Disney+, with the untitled Cassian Andor present showing reverse The Mandalorian, which is about after Return of the Jedi, however earlier than The Drive Awakens.
The Cassian Andor sequence doesn’t but have a launch date.