Diego Luna is reprising his role as Cassian Andor from the prequel Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, though the events of this show take place five years before the character and the rest of the crew secure the Death Star schematics. With twelve episodes in its first season, Andor is described as a "tense nail-biting spy-thriller" series, and will be premiering in 2022 owing to the delays imposed on filming as a result of the pandemic. "Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me," explained Luna when the show was announced. "I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply."
It's a shame that Rogue One won't be in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, because I would have loved to see little Lego versions of Baze and Chirrut bicker with each other. Despite this, the game looks brilliant, and it's launching this year. Check out the trailer below.
The cast comprises Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O'Reilly who will play Mon Mothma once more in the show. However, in these new photos, it's only Luna who is present on set and his character appears to be in a sticky situation. He's surrounded by shoretroopers - a type of stormtrooper who receive specialised training for planets with lots of water, which changes warfare significantly. The team have headed to sunny Cleveleys in Lancashire, though someone's had the bright idea to bring along tropical trees and plants to give the impression it's somewhere in a galaxy far, far away.
So, we're actually able to narrow down where Cassian is based on the enemies that he's encountered in this scene. Shoretroopers were not a huge subsection of the Galactic Empire's forces because not a lot of stations or garrisons were built on coastal planets. They were present on Scarif, but something tells me that the show wouldn't return to this location. Also, Cassian doesn't ever mention that he's been to Scarif before in Rogue One. Other oceanic planets in Star Wars include Mon Cala, Dandoran, Takodana, Yavin 4 and Morak. Mon Cala and Yavin 4 can be struck off the list because they were safe worlds for the Alliance. On the other hand, Dandoran and Takodana were important for smuggling and for spies due to their location in Hutt Space and the Mid Rim Territories.
Or, it's somewhere totally new to us. These are our best guesses given what we know about the show already, but as and when the official details are announced, you'll be the first to know.
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