File this under rumor for sure. According to the Illuminerdi, the upcoming Disney+ prequel to Star Wars: Rogue One, based on character Cassian Andor, is going to be an early rebellions, espionage thriller.
Currently, production on the show has been halted because of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. Filming was rumored to start this June, but now that will likely be pushed back.
But allegedly, the Illuminerdi found the plot synopsis for the show, and while it doesn’t tell us a whole lot about it, we do get a solid direction for the show, and it makes sense.
The Cassian Andor series synopsis:
“Follows the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor, which he originated in the 2016 film. The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.
We can see why he is so harsh in the Rogue One film and even kills his fellow rebel when he clearly is going to be captured due to his injured arm. I think this will give us a better look into why that was his go-to solution for that situation.
Now, like the Titanic movie, we know how Cassian’s story ends, but we will get a look into how he got there and why the Rebellion was worth that end.
Personally, this sounds exciting and different to me. Now that could go very badly for a Star Wars show, or it could go very right. If it is done like the Rogue One film it will likely lean towards the later. Unfortunately the show isn’t going to be released until 2021 or 2022, so we are going to have to wait and see. If anything else leaks out we will let you know.
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