Erin Kellyman isn’t giving away any hints, but could Enfys Nest be headed for the Cassian Andor Star Wars series on Disney+?
One of the highlights of Solo: A Star Wars Story was Enfys Nest, the teenage freedom fighter who turned about to be more than fans expected.
Initially, she seemed like just another pirate rival to Beckett and his crew. Yet, she turned out to be someone with an enduring legacy that would shape the future rebels. If there was a character from all the movies who deserved a spin off or Disney+ show, Enfys Nest would be high on my list.
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Other Star Wars wondered the same thing and one recently asked her on Instagram if she be appearing in the Cassian Andor series. Erin Kellyman, the actress who played Enfys Nest, replied: “No spoilers here.”
That doesn’t really say much. Kellyman could simply be stating that her Instagram page is not the place to go for news or non-news. However, that hasn’t stopped the Star Wars speculation machine from churning.
If you look at the Star Wars timeline, it makes sense that Enfys Nest could make an appearance.
The untitled Cassian Andor series takes place about five years before the events of Rogue One, which puts it at 5 BBY. Enfys Nest is young, but she was born in 27 BBY, making her about 22 years old at the time of the series.
She’s popped up here and there in Star Wars canon, including meeting Jyn Erso when the Rogue One star was just a child. In the Solo novelization, there is a section with a young Jyn Erso and Saw Gerrera meeting Enfys. She gives Jyn advice and tells her if anyone dismisses her because of her young age to make them regret it.
Wise words from a woman who had been doing that her whole life.
There are ways to tie Enfys Nest back to Cassian, including her connections with Saw Gerrera. Gerrera worked with the rebels until his actions became too extreme and was seen more as a terrorist than a freedom fighter.
Just the possibility that Enfys Nest could appear in the Cassian Andor series is enough to offer a little excitement for it. While many members of the cast have been announced, there are always surprises they like to throw at us.
Perhaps this is one of them.
Or maybe just wishful thinking.
The Cassian Andor series is expected to come on Disney+ in 2021.