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'Star Wars: Andor' Gets First Trailer And Release Date

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'Star Wars: Andor' Gets First Trailer And Release Date

During the opening of Disney’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, the massed fans and journalists have been waiting and speculating as to what exactly might be announced.

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Would we be getting our first look at The Mandalorian season 3? Perhaps an update to Patty Jenkins’ Rogue One movie? A series starring Admiral Ackbar as he travels the galaxy inspecting topographical images of various planets called It’s A Map! I’d personally bet on the last one. 

As it turns out, what we actually got was the first trailer and a confirmed release date for Star Wars: Andor starring Diego Luna as the rebel spy and assassin, Cassian Andor.

Check out the trailer for the show below.

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The series will follow Andor - who fans will remember as one of the main protagonists of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - in the years before the climactic attempt to steal the Death Star plans from under the noses of the Empire, and deliver them to the Rebel Alliance. As you can see in the trailer, we’re introduced to a lot of new characters. The overall vibe certainly evoked that of Rogue One, as well as the EA video game Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. It looks like it’ll chart, not just the story of Andor, but of the Rebel uprising during the time period.

Set five years before the hit spin-off movie, Star Wars: Andor has been written by Tony Gilroy and executive produced by Luna himself. The show was first announced way back in 2018, but due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, production was slowed. Now though, we finally have a release date of August 31st, 2022. What’s more, is that we’ll get two episodes premiering at the same time on Disney+. That’s remarkably soon, so it’s time to get excited! 

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The Disney+ series will also star Stellan Skarsgård (Good Will Hunting), Adria Arjona (Morbius), Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter franchise), Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O'Reilly who will be reprising her role as Mon Mothma from Rogue One.

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: Disney, Star Wars, TV And Film

Mark Foster
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