Star Wars creature designer Neal Scanlan provided an update on the upcoming Cassian Andor series and his involvement with a potential Boba Fett film.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series was delayed due to script rewrites. As it turns out, it would’ve been delayed anyways due to the coronavirus outbreak. Another live-action television project for Disney Plus is one centered on Cassian Andor from Rogue One. Diego Luna said last month that production on that series was set to begin sometime this year, but now that’s up in the air at the moment as well.
It’s unclear which project will get off the ground first, but we know that The Mandalorian has finished filming season two and is currently set to arrive in October. In an interview with Movieweb, Star Wars creature designer Neal Scanlan talked a little bit about the development process on the upcoming Cassian Andor series:
“What is fun about this is, in many ways, I don’t think it feels different than working on a movie. It certainly doesn’t feel like we are making any compromises. It’s the same creative conditions in every department to do what we can do. We also have this backlog of characters. A lot of the characters that we built for all of the films either didn’t make it to the final cut, because that’s just the way that the film process happens, or that they are seen so momentarily that there is this wonderful second opportunity to bring back some of the characters that we’ve made and bring them to this new storyline in a more, shall we say, integrated way. I think it’s going to be tremendous. I find that it’s a second opportunity for everything that we’ve made, plus the opportunity of moving TV along, in a sense, at what will not at all be diminished as far as the level of quality, the level of things that we are going to try and achieve.”
Neal Scanlan also touched on his involvement with various rumored projects happening over at Lucasfilm like the scrapped Boba Fett spin-off film:
“In a sense no, but in a sense yes. In a sense, dare I say, within the Star Wars family, or the Star Wars world, which is quite enormous, between Lucas[film] and Disney, etc. We are all aware of conversations that are being had and potential things. So much of this is in development, and parallel developments are taking place at all times. It’s oftentimes very difficult to predict which particular project will gain momentum and move forward. So, not yet. Not yet. There’s nothing positive I can give to you yet.”
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Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The Star Wars series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
The Mandalorian season one is now available exclusively on Disney Plus.