Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Rogue One's Cassian Andor to Headline a New Star Wars Series

Diego Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones in new Rogue One A Star Wars Story.                  Lucasfilm Diego Luna starred alongside Felicity Jones in new Rogue One A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm
Adrian Cunningham | 09 November, 2018, 09:56

According to Variety, Marvel's parent company Disney is planning to add a number of limited series that focus on your favorite MCU characters who haven't gotten their own standalone films to its new streaming service. Diego Luna will reprise his role as Cassian Andor in a now untitled Rogue One Prequel series to be produced for the upcoming Disney service, which has officially been named Disney Plus.

As we saw in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney seems hellbent on showing us the origins of familiar characters, so I'd also bet good money that Alan Tudyk will return at some point as K-2SO and we'll see how those two characters first met. Additionally, the executive said that Lucasfilm will produce a second live action Star Wars series for Disney+.

2nd Trump-Kim summit early next year, US president says
The Trump administration has said that sanctions will not be lifted until North Korea gives up its weapons. But US officials have repeatedly said sanctions relief would only come after denuclearisation.

It's not a particularly original design (that sounds more or less like a cable bundle, as Vulture's report notes), but it's a fine contrast to the algorithmic content categories employed on Netflix, Disney's big rival streaming service. Both series will see the film actors return to reprise their roles. A release date was not announced. "I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey". The series will feature Diego Luna's character of Cassian Andor in the early formation of the Rebel Alliance, set before the events of Rogue One, and will premiere exclusively on Disney+, which is the newly unveiled name of the company's upcoming streaming service. The series is described as a "rousing spy thriller...filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire". He also said that Disney+ will launch in late 2019, which gives other streamers like Netflix and Hulu enough time to get their affairs in order.

Most of you know I am a Star Wars junkie, but I truly do believe this show has a lot of potential to be both innovative and stay true to the Franchise. Tell us what you think in the comment section below!