Luna credits the return of his character, Cassian Andor, to the fans….
Firstly, to Diego Luna, the return of Andor represents a triumph for fans and representation.
“Audiences can be heard; we have to send a message,” explained Luna — who played Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — to Deadline. “We want to see our stories out there, we want to see and feel represented.
“We want to connect with those characters and those stories we see in film and all platforms. We have a voice as audiences, and we have power.
“[And] e have to send the right message when you buy a movie ticket or when you click on the various platforms, you’re sending a message,” he added to Deadline.com’s Rosy Cordero. “And when you don’t, you’re also sending a message.”
However, speaking of “a message,” we all know which message Andor and Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) delivered at the end of Rogue One.
And, for that reason, Luna knows he can’t spoil anything about the eventual destination of his character.
“No matter what I say, I can’t ruin the ending,” he said, before adding one more hint about the upcoming prequel series:
“You’ll definitely see familiar faces…”
A Long Time Coming
Moreover, in 2018, Disney Chairman and then CEO Bob Iger told the Star Wars-loving world that Andor was in development by Lucasfilm and on its way to DIsney+.
At the time, Luna told StarWars.com, “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me.
“I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”
Plenty of Talent on Andor
Of course, we know of SOME of those familiar faces already.
On April 24, 2020, Lucasfilm announced:
Star Diego Luna will be joined by Genevieve O’Reilly, who will reprise her role as Mon Mothma (Rogue One, Tin Can), as well as newly-announced co-stars Stellan Skarsgard (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Good Will Hunting), Denise Gough (Collett, Angels in America) and Kyle Soller (Anna Karenina, The Titan).
On March 29, 2021, StarWars.com posted:
Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Andor Filming Finisned
Meanwhile, with Andor done with shooting, Luna sounds content.
“I had the chance to work with a team that I couldn’t be more proud of and admire more. It’s a hard-core moment to be out there shooting, and we were really lucky.
“We’re done with the shooting now and getting it ready for audiences to see it.”Diego Luna
Finally, on October 3, Luna will receive the “Award of Honor” from the Platino Awards. Andor is on the docket for 2022.