Diego Luna Thought It Was “Too Perfect” as Andor Made Its Way to Disney+ and Had Doubts It Would See the Light of Day

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Diego Luna thought things were moving along too perfectly with Andor‘s development and nervously awaited bad news that it would be canceled. The actor who plays Cassian Andor had good reason to wonder if the show would actually see the light of day because, after all, new Star Wars projects are constantly being announced, and while some might go into some level of production, many never fully get off the ground. The actor shares in an interview how there was always a feeling that Andor was moving along too perfectly and that something was bound to happen and bring it to a halt.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

It wasn’t just that; I always had a feeling that this wasn’t gonna see the light [of day] till it did. (Laughs.) I kept going, “This is too perfect. This is working.” The whole idea, I always thought, “That’s impossible.” Throughout the whole process, we did exactly what we thought was best. We never prioritized anything but the show. The writing took the time it needed to take, and we got the best cast you can have. So everything just kept getting better and better, and I always had the feeling that something had to go wrong. But it didn’t. We had the freedom and the support of Disney and Lucas[film]. We had the confidence of Kathy [Kennedy] behind the show.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story largely managed to break away from the formula of digging into the lore of the franchise’s main characters, although it does include some of Lucasfilm’s first AI-reincarnated characters from A New Hope. It was able to garner a level of theatrical success (over $1 billion globally) and praise from fans which fueled interest in seeing the new character in their own series. While Andor may not have enjoyed the fame or glamour of other Star Wars projects it has received critical praise from reviewers and fans alike with its very unique and mature style of storytelling for the Star Wars universe.

Season 2

Diego Luna, who also happens to be a producer for Andor, additionally shared a few details about the current state of Cassian, in the upcoming second season which is currently filming, who is still trying to become the person seen in Rogue One.

“He says he wants to be a part of the Rebellion, but I’m not sure if he knows what that means yet. He’s basically saying, ‘I want to speak the language,’ but now he has to learn it,” Luna shares. “And so it’s going to take longer. We’re gonna go for four years [in season two], and when we find him, he’s so far away from where we left him at the end of season one. He’s basically the guy to trust for something like that mission.”

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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