‘Star Wars’: Diego Luna Teases Cassian Andor Series For Disney Plus

Diego Luna commented on why he is excited to reprise his role as Cassian Andor in the rebel’s upcoming Star Wars series for Disney Plus.

Lucasfilms’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story introduced audiences to Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor, an intelligence officer in the Rebel Alliance and leader of the titular unit tasked with retrieving the plans for the Death Star. While Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor and the Rogue One rebels were successful in their goal of transmitting the plans to the Alliance, all members of the team were ultimately killed in the battle of Scarif that ensued during their mission.

However, Star Wars fans will soon reunite with Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor when Disney Plus releases a prequel series centered on the character’s exploits before the events of Rogue One. During an interview with Variety at the Sundance Film Festival, Diego Luna discussed his excitement about reprising his role as Cassian Andor for Disney Plus’ upcoming Star Wars series:

“It was hard to start a film knowing you were going to die so fast, but now we can talk about what happened earlier.”

Diego Luna expanded on his comments, noting that the Disney Plus series will give him the chance to explore the Cassian Andor character further:

“I’m happy to be part of that universe because I grew up watching those films. Having a chance to explore the role in ten hours or as many hours as we get, it’s going to be great.”

Joining Diego Luna in Disney Plus’ Cassian Andor series is Alan Tudyk, who reprises his Rogue One role as K-2SO. The Americans producer Stephen Schiff serves as showrunner for the Cassian Andor series, which is expected to begin filming this year.

Here is the official synopsis for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:

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: A Star Wars Story 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 while Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor prequel series is expected to be released on Disney Plus in 2021.

Source: Variety

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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