One of the first projects announced for Disney+ was a brand new Star Wars series following Captain Cassian Andor, who was first introduced in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.
“Andor”, is a tense nail-biting spy thriller created by Tony Gilroy, is set to arrive on Disney+ in 2022. Diego Luna, will be reprising the role of rebel spy Cassian Andor and he will be joined by Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Genevieve O’Reilly, who will be returning as Mon Mothma.
Recently, while promoting his appearance in the Amazon Prime Video original series “Pan Y Circo”, Diego Luna provided a little update on the Disney+ series.
“You’ll definitely see familiar faces. I can tell you about this project like no other because I can’t spoil the ending if you’ve seen [Stars Wars:Rogue One] already. No matter what I say, I can’t ruin the ending.”
He also confirmed that filming has now finished on the series and shared a little information on how it was to film it during a pandemic.
“To be honest, it’s been such a blessing to do this job and to do it under these circumstances,” he said. “I had the chance to work with a team that I couldn’t be more proud of and admire more. It’s a hard-core moment to be out there shooting, and we were really lucky. We’re done with the shooting now and getting it ready for audiences to see it. While I can’t say much, what I can tell you is that the experience was literally a transformation for me. It’s something that I really wanted to do and that I thought I was not going to be able to do. I’m more than happy.”
At last years Investors Day event, we saw a little sizzle reel showcasing the upcoming Disney+ series.
Also during Diego Luna’s interview with Deadline, he shared his thoughts on why the representation of Latino voices matter and how consumers can help, especially with shows like “Andor”.
“Audiences can be heard; we have to send a message. We want to see our stories out there, we want to see and feel represented. We want to connect with those characters and those stories we see in film and all platforms. We have a voice as audiences, and we have power. We have to send the right message when you buy a movie ticket or when you click on the various platforms, you’re sending a message. And when you don’t, you’re also sending a message. So, let’s be responsible because we can transform things and make sure we are represented more and represented better on screen.”
Are you looking forward to “Star Wars: Andor” coming to Disney+ in 2022?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.