Toby Haynes will replace Tony Gilroy as the director of the Cassian Andor series for Disney Plus.
Coronavirus has been affecting film and television both in front and behind the camera and now it’s causing a director swap for an upcoming Star Wars series. According to Deadline, Tony Gilroy is stepping down from the director’s chair for the Rogue One prequel focused on Cassian Andor and Toby Kyle will helm the first three episodes. Gilroy stepped down due to COVID-19 related travel issues, by will remain on board as show runner and executive producer for the series.
What do you think of the director swap? Are you excited to see Toby Haynes direct the Cassian Andor series or would you have preferred Tony Gilroy? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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!