Andor star Diego Luna debunked a rumor regarding an alternate ending for Rogue One.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is widely regarded as one of the best films in the franchise since the original trilogy. Part of that is thanks to the performances of the cast, including Diego Luna as Cassian Andor. Another part of the film’s memorability involves the big climactic battle on Scarif, in which every major character dies in battle as the Death Star plans are retrieved.
Some have speculated that multiple endings for Rogue One were filmed, including a scenario in which Diego Luna‘s Cassian Andor survived the blast on Scarif and went on to live another day. However, that looks not to be the case. He revealed in a Vanity Fair video:
“So this is basically the reason why I was so happy to play this role and so excited about the idea of being part of this universe, because I thought it was so bold, so interesting, and so unique to have an ending like this. And I remember people say we shot different endings and, just to be clear, the day I was offered this role, I knew this was it.
It was one film and I knew what the end was going to be. And it’s one of the things that excited me the most, you know, that Star Wars was going to do that, was going to show what sacrifice means, and was going to go for it.”
Rogue One was always a standalone film.
With Rogue One, you cannot get a more definitive fate than having every single one of your characters getting killed by the end. Part of what makes its standalone nature so strong is that exact fact, which is why the only way to bring any of those characters back would be through a prequel series like Andor. Thankfully, Diego Luna is quite pleased to return to the Star Wars universe through his own series.
Here is the synopsis for Diego Luna’s Rogue One spinoff series, 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.
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