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Diego Luna's Newest Cassian Andor Series Tease Will Turn Heads

The recent presentation during Disney's Investor Day revealed the future of Star Wars will primarily be on the company's streaming platform, Disney+. While feature-length films are still in the mix, including a Rogue Squadron movie from director Patty Jenkins, the studio has made it clear that series are the priority. It's been announced that no fewer than 10 Star Wars shows will come to Disney+ in the coming years, including shows based on fan-favorite characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano

One of the most intriguing series coming from the platform will focus on Diego Luna's character, Cassian Andor, from the Star Wars spin-off Rogue One. The Disney+ series will function as a prequel of sorts before we meet the character in Rogue One, giving audiences a glimpse into who he was before he joined the Rebel Alliance where he'll be joined by his faithful droid companion, K-2SO (as voiced by Alan Tudyk).

While Luna sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his upcoming film, Wander Darkly, he had a chance to talk about reprising his Star Wars character for the Disney+ series. He didn't go into too many details, but what he did mention should excite fans. If nothing else, it sounds as though production on the show is further along than we initially thought. 

Diego Luna says shooting the Andor series feels like shooting 'a very long movie'

An Andor Disney+ series has been in the works for a while now. A sizzle reel presented during Disney's Investor Day confirms the company is fairly far along in production on the series. Perhaps everything is going so well because Luna is one of those actors everyone loves to work with.

"I think the format of a series is amazing because we have a lot of time to explore all those layers," Luna says. "What happens in Rogue One is something we can actually reflect on, and what's behind something like [sacrificing an informant]." While Cassian Andor plays an important role in Rogue One, he's ultimately a supporting character to Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso. It will be intriguing to dive more into his backstory in a way that may even enrich the fan experience with the earlier film.

Luna goes on to say, "The way we're shooting this reminds me of how we shot the film, and the amount of work behind this TV series reminds me of the work you do for a film. It feels like we're doing a very long movie." While more Disney+ series were announced during Disney Investor Day than feature-length films, it sounds as though fans don't have to worry about getting something that's of subpar quality. It appears as though Disney is investing just as much money into these shows as they would a movie. Considering reports seem to indicate Andor was almost canceled, it appears as though the cast and crew managed to find a way to tell this story in a manner worthy of the Star Wars brand

We'll just have to wait and see when the show comes out on Disney+ sometime in 2022.