Vanity Fair brings us more juicy tidbits surrounding the upcoming Star Wars Live-Action Shows, complete with a photoshoot!
It has never been a better time to be a ‘Star Wars.’ fan than it is right now. With the ongoing animated series ‘The Bad Batch.’ With the continuing adventures of ‘The Mandalorian.’ And ‘The Book Of Boba Fett.’ to boot, the fans haven’t had so much content for years. But what is exciting the fans is what is on the horizon. May 27th brings us ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ on Disney+. An ‘Ahsoka’ series is in the works. And we can look forward to an ‘Andor’ series in the not too distant future. With this in mind, Vanity Fair has gotten the first bits of information about the ‘Andor’ show. As well as a spectacular photoshoot. And from the sounds of it, the series isn’t going to be a one-and-done.
The star of the show, Diego Luna let slip a few tasty morsels for the fans to devour. Luna described the show as a refugee story, with the Empire in full control, forcing people to flee from them. The series is set before the events of ‘Rogue One’ and will show Cassian Andor’s journey toward that fateful mission. Diego Luna had this to say about the show:
“It’s the journey of a migrant. That feeling of having to move is behind this story, very profoundly and very strong. That shapes you as a person. It defines you in many ways, and what you are willing to do.”
Tony Gilroy, whose vast credits include the first four films in the ‘Bourne.’ franchise alongside writing and directing the film ‘Michael Clayton’, created the show. He planned to create something that would show what drew Cassian into the rebellion and his evolution during his life. Gilroy spoke about the series:
“This guy gave his life for the galaxy, right? I mean, he consciously, soberly, without vanity or recognition, sacrificed himself. Who does that? That’s what this first season is about. It’s about him being really revolution-averse and cynical, and lost, and a kind of a mess. His adopted home will become the base of our whole first season, and we watch that place become radicalized. Then we see another planet that’s completely taken apart in a colonial kind of way. The Empire is expanding rapidly. They’re wiping out anybody who’s in their way.”
THE FUTURE OF STAR WARS
Of course, ‘Andor’ isn’t the only show that’s coming to our galaxy. First, we have ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ on the horizon. Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christiansen reprise their roles in the limited series which debuts on May 27th. Then we can look forward to the third season of ‘The Mandalorian’ which is due either late this year or early in 2023. Following on, we can expect to see ‘Ahsoka’, which will drop sometime next year and will again feature Rosario Dawson as the beloved character. Further into the future, ‘The Acolyte’ will be incoming, which will be set a century before the time of the Skywalker family.
VANITY FAIR PHOTOSHOOT
Vanity Fair arranged one of their famed photo shoots to highlight the upcoming content from a galaxy far, far away. And what they shot will send all ‘Star Wars’ fans into orbit in excitement:
KATHLEEN KENNEDY SPEAKS.
The head honcho of Lucasfilm and all of the upcoming content, Kathleen Kennedy, spoke up about what is happening concerning the ‘Star Wars.’ cinematic universe, saying simply “We have a road map.” In her comments, she discussed the rumors of Marvel Studios President Kevin Fiege producing a ‘Star Wars.’ film. And the Rian Johnson trilogy that was announced over five years ago. On the Kevin Fiege rumor:
“I would love to see what movie he might come up with. But right now, no, there isn’t anything specifically.”
On the Rian Johnson trilogy, it seems the project is on the back burner for now:
“Rian has been unbelievably busy with ‘Knives Out’ and the deal that he made with Netflix for multiple movies. I hesitate to use the word trilogies anymore because Star Wars is much more about persistent storytelling.”
For more from the interviews and the photoshoot, pick up the latest copy of Vanity Fair, available at newsstands everywhere.
Source: Vanity Fair
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