‘Andor’ Star Diego Luna Calls Series ‘The Most Grounded Star Wars You’ll Get’

This isn't your father's Star Wars...

Diego Luna Andor Star Wars

Andor star Diego Luna says the upcoming series is the most grounded Star Wars series to date.

Rogue One was the first standalone Star Wars film from Lucasfilm, which focused on the Rebels who were on the ground during the battle against the Empire. The film was often described as a war film and based on what we’ve seen from Andor so far, the new series will carry a similar tone.

A Grounded Story

Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy previously shared that they are hoping to entice a new audience who might not be familiar with Star Wars. While speaking with Screen Rant, Diego Luna shared that the series will put its focus on the ordinary people in the galaxy:

I wouldn’t say it that way. What I would say is that Andor is the most grounded Star Wars you’ll get. This is about the people. There’s no Jedi around, and it’s very dark times in the galaxy. It’s when the people have to come together, articulate a response, and work in communities because the Empire is growing and control is everywhere. People have been marginalized, and there’s no freedom. You have these communities having to react. It’s the most human that the experience of Star Wars can get. This Star Wars is about regular people like you and me, and I think that connection is going to be special. It’s the most realistic—if you can say realistic, because obviously, they live in a galaxy far, far away. But it should feel realistic to you, because we want that proximity. We want you to reflect [on] yourself with these characters on this journey.

Here is the synopsis for Andor:

“The ‘Andor’ series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.”

Andor stars Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O’Reilly. Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy, Stephen Schiff, and Beau Willimon served as the writers of the Star Wars series while Toby Haynes, Susanna White, and Benjamin Caron directed the episodes.

Andor will premiere Disney Plus on September 21, 2022, with three episodes. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the series, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content!

Source: Screen Rant

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.