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Rogue One Prequel Starring Diego Luna Coming To Disney Streaming

Another live-action Star Wars series is coming to Disney's streaming service, and it'll be a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel. Disney's interest in expanding the Star Wars IP generated standalone ideas that began with Rogue One in 2016. Now they are looking to bring Diego Luna back as Cassian Andor for their next live-action series.

While Star Wars is best known for their giant blockbuster movies, their next play is on Disney's streaming service. Jon Favreau is currently in the process of filming the first ever live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, which is expected to launch with Disney+ next year. That said, the company doesn't just want a single series on their new platform and are returning to the Rogue One era for the next adventure.

Disney announced today that Diego Luna is returning to star as Cassian Andor in a new live-action series for Disney+. The series will be a prequel to the character's role in Rogue One, which is the only possibility given the entire squadron died. There is currently no showrunner attached to the project, but the press release did tease what the series will be about: "The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire." Additionally, Luna shared his excitement to return to a galaxy far, far away, saying:

"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."
Following Favreau's The Mandalorian, this upcoming prequel series will be the second of potentially several other spinoff series' in the future. However, whereas Favreau's Mandalorian was developed fairly quickly, Star Wars fans may have to wait a bit longer for the Rogue One spinoff series to move forward. The press release for the series noted that production will begin sometime next year, but Variety's Justin Kroll tweeted that it could be much later in the year due to Luna's commitment to another season of Narcos.

This new Rogue One spinoff series is just the latest example of the Star Wars universe sticking close to the original trilogy timeline. Though there are plans to explore new terrain (see: Rian Johnson's upcoming trilogy and the new series from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss), Disney and Lucasfilm are approaching this new format carefully - which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The series will likely focus on the earlier days of the Rebellion, meaning audiences might see characters like Mon Mothma (Genevieve O'Reilly), Senator Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits), or even characters from Star Wars Rebels show up. It even leaves room for a slightly younger Princess Leia or Darth Vader, though it's impossible to say. Updates are sure to pour in following the buildup towards Star Wars 9' December 2019 release.
Hope they bring Alan Tudyk back as K-2SO.
 

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Good God these fucking goons are truly hopeless.

How can so many successful people be so willfully ignorant and out of touch.
 

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If they're doing prequels to prequels I'd rather see one centered on Enfys Nest from Solo.
 

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Until they fix the damage they've done with Last Jedi and fire Kennedy Disney Star Wars can fuck right off.
How can they fix the damage? Those poor excuses for films are all canon now. They've irrevocably marred the GCW era that they frankly should have never stepped into in the first place.

There is no fixing the damage. The era has been ruined. They'd have to retcon their own films to fix the damage, and unfortunately that's not going to happen.

Also, it wasn't just TLJ. TFA is every bit an accessory to this. TFA was garbage, too, and enabled TLJ to be the steaming pile of shit that it was.
 

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How can they fix the damage? Those poor excuses for films are all canon now. They've irrevocably marred the GCW era that they frankly should have never stepped into in the first place.

There is no fixing the damage. The era has been ruined. They'd have to retcon their own films to fix the damage, and unfortunately that's not going to happen.

Also, it wasn't just TLJ. TFA is every bit an accessory to this. TFA was garbage, too, and enabled TLJ to be the steaming pile of shit that it was.
Time travel!

:p

There's no salvaging this trilogy but I think with the right creative team the franchise can still be salvaged. There's no erasing FA and LJ or the upcoming movie, but, just like midichlorians, they can be ignored and never mentioned again.

I don't think it's going to happen, but one can hope.
 

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How can they fix the damage? Those poor excuses for films are all canon now. They've irrevocably marred the GCW era that they frankly should have never stepped into in the first place.

There is no fixing the damage. The era has been ruined. They'd have to retcon their own films to fix the damage, and unfortunately that's not going to happen.

Also, it wasn't just TLJ. TFA is every bit an accessory to this. TFA was garbage, too, and enabled TLJ to be the steaming pile of shit that it was.
Only reason why nobody calls the film garbage is because of Han Solo. Let's face it everybody wanted to see Han come back and it was a feel good moment even though he did not do much and got killed off rather quickly.
 

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Btw You could of had a TV series on the Old Republic, Mandolorians or even the Imperial remnant post ROTJ and show the viewpoint of the Galaxy from their side...

But no Disney has to fvck things up again. Good Lord, the fans should just come together and crowd fund their own Star Wars movies from now on..
 

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Good Lord. Could you imagine these goons trying to adapt Revan's story to the big screen. Or Darth Bane's? fpalm

That would be another atrocity, I'm sure.
 

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Star Wars oversaturation is a problem, but this is emblematic of a larger issue with the way media is presented today.

There are more options now to consume media than ever before. With the internet, hundreds of TV channels, seemingly a ton of streaming services (with new ones popping up all the time), and a ton of different devices to facilitate the viewing for all that content, producers have to constantly shell out and produce more and more product to fill all that space.


Its like that joke that South Park did with Netflix: "Hi you've reached Netflix, you're greenlit". It seems like ANYTHING will get greenlit nowadays, but givent he nature of most of these platforms, you almost have to greenlit things just to make sure new content is there to fill the platform.

And in this case, if you have a brand like Star Wars to use for this type of thing, you are basically guaranteeing that people will at least start to watch it. Its the same principle for why Star Trek Discovery exists. It has a brand, you'll attract at least the fans, it'll get some buzz because of familiarity with that brand, and it gives you much needed content.

Its funny, I just started watching Big Mouth on Netflix and its a good show, but its already had two seasons and I never heard of it until 3 days ago. When you don't have the brand, its easy for something creative to slip through the cracks.

So why does this Rouge One prequel exist? Because they need the content and it has the branding to draw people to it. It sucks, but that's the world we're living in.
 
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