“Prequel series to Star Wars’ ‘Rogue One’. In an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue, Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a Rebel hero.”

Director: Benjamin Caron, Susanne White, Toby Haynes
Writers: Tony Gilroy, George Lucas, Dan Gilroy, Beau Willimon, Stephen Schiff
Staring: Diego Luna, Genevieve O’Rielly, Alex Ferns, Wilf Scolding
Release Date: September 21, 2022

Yea I am behind on this. Sue me.

Andor is one of many new Star Wars shows. It follows Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and his journey into the underworld of the empire between the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. We meet Cassian and he shoots a fellow rebel to keep him quiet in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We will see what led to that moment, and what struggles he had to endure before he ran into Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones).

This trailer is very good. Andor showed me what I want, and that is a story that has different plot lines. It has the action, it has the espionage…but it also has the politics. This was something I didn’t expect. I expected the spying tone in the wild, but I did not expecting a lot of the galactic senate.

Stellan Skarsgård is staring as a character Luthen, and he is trying to bring the underworld revolt and connect it with the visible worth of politics. He is working in all of the dark alleys. He recruits Cassian, and we see Forrest Whitaker return as Saw Gerrera. There are going to be very obvious connections between Andor and Rogue One, and that is aided by the fact that the makers of this show are the same ones that made the movie.

Tony Gilroy is penning the screenplay. Edwards has been good movies, including Monsters (2010), Godzilla (2014) and Rogue One. Gilroy just writes bangers. The Bourne movies are awesome. The Devil’s Advocate (1998) is a great guilty pleasure watch. Have you seen the end of Michael Clayton (2007)? It is literally perfect.

With Edwards and Gilroy at the head of this project, I am optimistic. I think this will be way better than The Book Of Boba Fett because we already see plenty of different landscapes and high quality actors. Will it be better than Obi-Wan Kenobi? Got I hope so. I think the fact it isn’t trying to do fanfare.

Andor begins a month from today, September 21st. Disney+ has been hit or miss with the Star Wars shows. Can Andor break past the confines that are withholding it being that it is set in a part of the story we knew existed? There is not as much canon weighing down this story. This is also a prequel to a great movie that was a prequel in itself. Andor is attempting to be something watchable with a different vibe, and I need something after being disappointed by The Book Of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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