Even though we are still a ways away from its 2022 release, news is starting to heat up surrounding the Andor spin-off show. Recently, we received another photo from the set that seems to indicate some of the connections to Rogue One. And now, we have some words from one of the leading cast members, Stellan Skarsgård.
Making his first foray into the Star Wars universe, Skarsgård spoke with The Daily Beast about his career, recently released film, Hope, and upcoming projects including Dune, and of course, Andor, which is currently in the filming process.
Of course, Skarsgård cannot reveal much about the project that has nothing official beyond a behind-the-scenes trailer, though he does touch on the interest in Rogue One that led him into this project.
"But when I saw Rogue One, it had much more atmosphere and seemed a little more mature—and that was Tony Gilroy, who’s the showrunner on this one. So, hopefully this one will be a little more than little plastic people falling over."
Those “little plastic people” are the toys Skarsgård is referring too, from all of the Star Wars films that he has seen over the decades, now 69-years-old himself. Even though he appreciates the maturity of the films, he does still have a child-side as well that Andor will likely evoke.
When asked if he took on the project to look cool to his kids, eight of them, Skarsgård said, “I do think like that sometimes! I’ll go and do a children’s movie for that reason. But also, I’m not the most mature person myself, so who doesn’t want to go and fly a spaceship?”
And that’s all Skarsgård had to share, providing little in the way of his character’s role but indicating that it will carry on the well-received themes put in place with Rogue One. With how successful of an actor Skarsgård has been, it will likely only be more of the same in Andor regardless of who he plays.
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