Diego Luna returns to Star Wars with Andor, a Disney Plus series based on his character from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He spoke to TheWrap about his standalone streaming show and how it was the “most intense filmmaking” he’s done in his career.
When looking at the scope and production behind Andor, Diego Luna admired all of the effort put into every detail the show delivers. Whether it is the score, set designs, or costumes, it all came together for something he felt proud of while feeling its intensity.
“But not just the music, I would say the set designs and the costumes and the looks of the characters, the amount of work put behind every decision here is huge. The rigor behind Andor is the rigor of the most intense filmmaking I’ve ever been part of.”
Diego Luna recalls the “intense” making of the Andor series
Andor peels back the layers of the character played by Diego Luna. Audiences were introduced to him in Rogue One, which took place right before the events of A New Hope. The series shows the background behind Cassian as a smuggler before he becomes a rebel fighting against the Empire in a ragtag group that takes the plans of the Death Star.
Star Wars movies are falling into the shadows while the studio figures out where to go, with some lined up with one with Kevin Feige behind it and another with Taika Waititi. Meanwhile, we have plenty of TV to watch in the universe. Currently, we have the first three episodes of Andor, starring Diego Luna, Stellen Skarsgård, Genevieve O’Reilly (Rogue One), and Alex Ferns (The Batman). On the horizon, we have Tales of the Jedi on October 26, The Bad Batch season 2 on January 4, 2023, The Mandalorian season 3 in February 2023, and ahead of that, we will eventually see Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka series sometime next year. Other projects include Skeleton Crew, The Acolyte, Lando, and Rangers of the New Republic.
You can watch the first three episodes of the standalone Andor series on Disney Plus.