Thursday, November 8, 2018

BREAKING: Diego Luna to Star in 'Rogue One' Live Action Prequel Series for Disney+

By: Dominic Jones

Disney CEO Bob Iger just announced that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Diego Luna will be reprising his role as Cassian Andor in an upcoming live action series which will debut on Disney + (the upcoming Disney streaming service).  The live action series will be a prequel to Rogue One (for obvious reasons) and will follow Cassian on his missions as a spy for the Rebel Alliance.  The untitled series will go into production next year.  No other casting or production news has been announced.

"Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me. 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."

Luna also tweeted the news, adding, "I’m thrilled to share this with you all."

The Cassian series is the second live action Star Wars series, and third overall, to be announced for Disney+, with The Mandalorian from writer/executive producer Jon Favreau, and the revival of the beloved animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars also slated to debut on the streaming service.

This is also the second time Diego Luna has reprised his role as Cassian.  In addition to Rogue One, he also played Cassian in the Virtual Reality experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire (which can be experienced at certain The Void locations in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Orlando, Las Vegas, and London).

In light of the news, why not take a trip down memory lane revisit Luna's 2016 BUILD Series interview, where he discussed Rogue One, Cassian, and Star Wars in general,

Rogue One was met with near universal-acclaim when it was released almost two-years ago, so it's very exciting to be revisiting such a prominent character from that film.  As the above interview demonstrates, Luna was such a cool part of the film and the promotion, so to have him back in such a big way is very exciting.

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