Star Wars: Andor won’t just be a series that helps us learn more about rebel spy Cassian Andor (Diego Luna). The upcoming Disney+ will apparently help answer some other lingering mysteries from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – something that Luna and showrunner Tony Gilroy both teased in a recent press interview for the show. Like so many other Star Wars projects, time has changed how a lot of people feel about Rogue One, with the pivotal standalone’s break-neck pace and doomed ending leaving fans wondering and imagining the heroic characters they met.
Now, with Andor, it looks like Lucasfilm and Disney+ are actually going to feed that Rogue One fandom with an expansive look at that corner of the Star Wars Universe!
“We got to invent and create and dream about all the answers you don’t find in Rogue One,” Luna told Vanity Fair. “I thought that character was gone for me. And suddenly when they asked me if I would be willing to do this, my straight answer was, ‘Yes, of course,’ because I also have questions I would love to answer.”
As stated, Rogue One’s story threw fans right into the midst of the early Rebellion’s desperate covert mission to uncover the Empire’s plot to build a superweapon (the Death Star). That race against the clock didn’t allow for a whole lot of deep backstory for anyone in the ensemble. Even the biggest Rogue One fan can admit: there were a lot of unanswered questions. Tony Gilroy wrote Rogue One and was largely uncredited for handling the reshoots that actually got the film in the can. So Gilroy knows better than anyone exactly which plotholes need filling: