September 27, 2022
Diego Luna's Disney+ 'Andor' Series Will Turn 'Star Wars' Canon 'Upside Down,' Says Showrunner

Upcoming Disney+ series “Andor” is set five years before “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and showrunner Tony Gilroy revealed that the series will completely change how “Star Wars” fans view the 2016 trilogy.

“There are certain events that happen in these five years that are important and need to be paid attention to,” Gilroy told Vanity Fair. “There are certain people, characters that are legacy characters, that the audience, the passionate audience, really feels that they have an understanding of and know. In some cases they’re right. And in some cases, what we’re saying is, ‘What you know, what you’ve been told, what’s on Wookieepedia, what you’ve been telling each other… is really all wrong.’”

Gilroy continued, “[Or] it’s upside down, or it’s sideways, or it’s the opposite of what you thought was true. Or it’s way more interesting than you had ever thought. Or that’s a lie and there’s a reason for it. I would say that there’s some surprises in store.”

“Andor” stars Diego Luna as the titular Cassian Andor, who served as a Rebel spy and helped deliver Death Star received by Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in “A New Hope.”

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