‘Rogue One’ Director Gareth Edwards Reveals Why He Hasn’t Watched ‘Andor’

It's on his list!

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s spin-off series Andor has become one of the most acclaimed pieces of Star Wars media to date. However, it seems as though the film’s director Gareth Edwards hasn’t had time to check out the series.

While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was widely hailed as a refreshing take on the Star Wars formula, fans began to worry the film was getting milked for more than it was worth when it was announced Andor would be getting two seasons on Disney Plus. Luckily for fans, the series managed to exceed expectations. When asked about the prequel’s success, director Gareth Edwards revealed he hasn’t had the time to watch the series:

“Okay, full disclosure, we finished [The Creator] on Friday. I have not seen it,” Edwards told Screen Rant. “I have not seen any TV. I’ve not seen any of the Disney+ anything. The only thing that I’ve seen is the ILM documentary, the Light of Magic, which is a phenomenal documentary, but I haven’t had a chance.  I’m sure I’ll get back to you about it, but I saw the trailer when it came out, we were shooting at Pinewood at the time, and it looked fantastic. It’s in, obviously, very great hands, and I’m excited for everybody that’s involved.”

Given the sheer amount of projects coming out in the age of streaming, it’s no shock Gareth Edwards hasn’t checked out the Star Wars Disney Plus series. While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story certainly wasn’t for everyone, it and Andor serve as stark reminders of the possibilities of the galaxy far, far away when creatives are set free to create their own vision.

The story and cast of the Cassian Andor series

The official Andor synopsis reads as follows: “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 also stars 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, with Toby Haynes, Susanna White and Benjamin Caron directing the season one episodes.

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

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