Rebels with an underlying cause
I spy with my little eye… a starfighter built with light sabers?
Any prequel of a significant film franchise like Star Wars faces the task of fabricating tension and suspense once the main character’s fate has already been known. Disney apparently has enough confidence in its new prequel series, Andor, release a a two-and-a-half minute “special look” before the series premiere this Wednesdayreminding people of exactly what’s waiting for you for the titular hero in his canonical future. Spoiler alert: he’s a tragic hero.
We realize that the story of Andor begins with the Empire’s destruction of Cassian Andor’s(Diego Luna) home world and can depict his transformation from the “revolution-averse” cynic to a significant player in the nascent rebellion who’s ready to sacrifice himself to save lots of the galaxy.Andorhas been referred to as a “tense, nail-biting spy thriller,” withTony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue One, serving as showrunner. And everything we’ve seen up to now appears to fit that description.
The ensemble cast also contains Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, a senator of the Republic who helped found the Rebel Alliance, and also Forest Whitaker reprising his Rogue One role as Clone Wars veteran Saw Gerrera. Stellan Skarsgrd(as Luthen) and Adria Arjona co-star because the resistance fighters who recruit Andor to the reason. Other cast members include Kyle Soller, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Robert Emms, and David Hayman.
We’d ourfirst consider the series with a behind-the-scenes teaser in December 2020 during Disney’s Investors Day. We then viewed a short teaser earlier this season at Star Wars Celebration and a full trailerin August. Luna himself was readily available to introduce the ultimate trailer at Disney’sannual D23 Expo earlier this month.
And today we’ve this latest “special look,” the majority of which includes select scenes from Rogue One and A FRESH Hope, bracketed by footage from Andor.Rogue One is among the best of the Star Wars movies, and who doesn’t love A FRESH Hope? THEREFORE I personally enjoyed going for a quick tour of the events of these two earlier (when it comes to release, not timeline) films, including that devastating final embrace between Cassian and Jyn. This latest teaser does not have a huge amount of new footage, nonetheless it does effectively remind us what’s ultimately on the line because of this fledgling Rebellion. And was thata lightsaber-equipped starfighter we spotted zooming by?
The initial three episodes of Andor debut on Disney+ on September 21, 2022.
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