Annlyel shares her excitement for the forthcoming Star Wars: Andor series heading to Disney Plus later this summer
The Empire’s tyranny will be challenged in Star Wars: Andor this summer. But first, let’s turn back the clock to 2016 and the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Six years ago we got our very first standalone Star Wars movie. That was Rogue One; a film that further bridged the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope by showing us exactly how the Death Star plans got stolen by the Rebellion. At the time, it seemed like a bad idea. Would a movie about a bunch of rebels we didn’t know in a story whose ending we already knew be something worth watching? Well, not only was it worth watching, it became my favorite Star Wars movie of all time.
In two hours, I became so invested in these incredibly interesting new characters’ stories that their demise was tragic to watch. And at the time of watching the film, and even now, Rebel spy Cassian Andor was the character I liked the most. His ruthlessness and his growing conscience as a Rebel assassin made him a character that I wanted to know more about. Fast forward to now and that wish is about to come true.
THE REBELLION IS TELEVISED
This summer Cassian is getting his very own series focused on his story before he met Jyn Erso. And, following her, discovered what being a rebel and a hero truly meant. And honestly, I couldn’t be more excited. Despite the many storylines fleshed out between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope Cassian’s story is one of intrigue because of Star Wars’ chance to show us a darker side of the galaxy.
Cassian’s place in the Rebellion was one that we hadn’t seen before. He was the guy the leaders of the Rebellion sent to do their dirty work and that alone was shocking. We have to explore that side of his journey while also building to the point where he could no longer fulfill his mission when it came to killing Galen Erso.
In this show, I want to see the Empire at its most terrifying. The Rebellion at its most desperate and sneaky. And I want to see Cassian, at least in this first season, as a bit of an antihero. If that is how this show is portrayed I have a feeling the underrated Andor series could turn out to be far more fascinating than people are expecting.
What are you hoping to see in Andor this summer? Sound off below.
Star Wars: Andor will be streaming later this summer exclusively on Disney Plus. Sign up here.
Annlyel James is a Senior Correspondent of The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter where she channels the Force frequently!