Diego Luna revealed a bit about what Lucasfilm plans on the physical nature of character in the upcoming live-action TV series about Cassian Andor.
A week ago, we learned Disney will produce a new Star Wars live-action TV series, featuring Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor from Rogue One. We don’t have many more details than that, so we hoped Luna would let something slip while on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday night.
Luna did briefly speak about his upcoming role … which he claims to know nothing about. Yet, he did reveal something interesting about what Lucasfilm plans to do to his character physically.
“It’s very exciting because they’re going to make me younger,” Luna said. “Apparently, they have technology to make me younger, telling the story of before Rogue One, I guess.”
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Making Andor look younger would make sense, similarly to how Samuel L. Jackson looks like his younger self in Captain Marvel. Rogue One came out in 2016, and the TV series will chronologically happen before the movie because as Luna pointed out, he died in the film.
Cassian has been part of the Rebellion since he was a child, so there is a lot of story to tell. But since Star Wars is going the prequel route, they will have to make characters look younger since they are not aging along with the movies.
Andor’s death affected more than just Star Wars lore. Suddenly, Luna wasn’t the cool dad anymore.
So one of the first people Luna called when he got the news was his son.
“I was coolest the dad at the premiere of Rogue One,” Luna said on James Corden’s show. “But at the end, he goes, ‘But you die. That’s it. Ok.’ And he left.
“Now he knows, and I am back on the cool list of people.”
Luna will always be on the cool people list.
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The Cassian Andor prequel TV series is expecting to release on Disney+ next year.