Rogue One star Diego Luna recently offered an update on the Star Wars series following Cassian Andor before his untimely demise in the spin-off movie.
Although Star Wars fans are currently being treated to The Mandalorian‘s adventures after the Empire no longer has a complete grasp over the universe, one of the next Disney Plus shows will seemingly follow Cassian Andor at the height of Imperial rule. Diego Luna is returning to reprise his role from Rogue One alongside actors like Stellan Skarsgard and Adria Arjona as production gets underway on the Disney Plus series in London.
But in a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Diego Luna opened up about the upcoming show, explaining that it’s interesting jumping into a story where audiences already know the (tragic) outcome. He noted that it’s fun exploring Cassian Andor’s life in a way that is delaying the inevitable. Thanks to the timeline of the series it’s likely we’ll see the rebel in the early days of the alliance, especially since the character alluded to some of the dark things he’s had to do to survive.
“It’s basically everything you have to know to understand Rogue One. The story of the character before. I can spoil the ending I guess! It’s nice to go into a story you already know the ending. Now you can take the nuances and the layers. I think it’s fun to do something that isn’t just about getting to the end. It’s about delaying that.”
Watch the full interview with Diego Luna below.
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Here is the official synopsis for Rogue One:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Directed by Gareth Edwards from a screenplay co-written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Diego Luna, Adria Arjona and the upcoming Cassian Andor series, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live!