The newest Star Wars series on Disney+ took a completely different approach to its storytelling, and Diego Luna, who plays Andor, said the show’s devotion to eschewing the standard hero-making movie scenes is part of what makes the series so remarkable. In the 2016 spinoff, Rogue One, Luna makes his acting debut as Cassian Andor. The unhappy rebel spy who was instrumental in helping the resistance obtain Luna represented the Death Star designs in part. The Golden Globes and the Broadcast Film Critics Association have already acknowledged Luna’s return to Star Wars with nominations for Best Actor in a Television Drama Series.
In an interview with Sith Council, Luna said that the reason Andor stood out as it did during its twelve-episode run in season 1 was due to the show’s emphasis on common people in the Star Wars galaxy banding together to fight against evil. While Cassian is the main character, Luna continued, “Andor is a narrative about how those regular people can come together and bring down the Empire,” a subject that hadn’t been thoroughly covered before the current series. Andor’s significance to the greater Star Wars narrative, according to Luna, is due to those artistic choices. Below is the complete quote from Luna:
“I like that the show tries to avoid all these movie moments that make characters heroes. It’s just regular people here capable of doing extraordinary things because they learn to work together… I think it’s important because Cassian is a great excuse to understand why a rebellion is needed. A rebellion – a revolution – is about an ensemble. It’s never the story of someone. Therefore, this character is going to take you to all these other stories that are so interesting, and that ended up shaping him and will shape you as an audience.”
Reasons As To Why Andor Is The Ideal Character To Experience The Rebellion Through
The idea behind the program, which followed a minor character who passed away in a spinoff film, was questioned a lot before its broadcast. Due to how expertly written and well-thought-out the program was by showrunner Tony Gilroy and his team of writers and filmmakers, it didn’t take long for the show to win over its reviewers. The most positive reviews of any Star Wars series on Disney+ have gone to Andor, who correctly changed the tone. This praise includes high appreciation for Luna’s portrayal of the vessel and for examining the less honorable aspects of a rebellion that was usually presented as spotless.
In Rogue One, Luna did a fantastic job of bringing him to life, but aside from a few elements that were thrown in, it was not obvious how he ended up on the beach on Scarif. Gilroy was able to tell a broad tale about how even a sleazy thief may turn into an irresistible force for good because Cassian had a comparatively blank canvas. Although Luna’s character kept an eye on everything going on in the galaxy, he didn’t actively decide to join the battle until it made logical for him to do so. By bringing Cassian back to earth and putting his adventure into perspective, Andor earned the moment and gave him a fulfilling character arc that made him an important part of the early Rebel Alliance.
The success of Andor season 1 has been greatly fueled by the positive reviews and positive word-of-mouth it has garnered. Since late November, Season 2 has been in the works. It is scheduled to be released in 2024, and production will last for most of 2023. Meanwhile, it’s anticipated that the show’s acting, directing, writing, production, and visual effects will all be nominated for significant awards.