Warning! Andor SPOILERS.Rogue One: A Star Wars Story breaks an important role of andor which makes it much darker. Released in 2016, the film directed by Gareth Edwards is the first of those planned by Lucasfilm Star Wars Anthology film series, and despite a rather tumultuous production, is a fan favorite of the space opera era under Disney. six years since Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released, its prequel series, andoris, directly and indirectly, adding to its narrative.
Diego Luna reprises his role as Cassian Andor in the Disney+ series. andorThe 12-episode 12-episode first season takes place five years before the events of a rogue, while its already confirmed sophomore year will lead directly into the Edwards-directed film. The first three episodes of andor establish Cassian’s previously unknown origins, including his first interaction with Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgård), who taught him the important rule of always having an escape and exit plan as they are being cornered by Pre-Mor Security.
Unfortunately, Cassian and the rest of his team broke that rule in a rogue. After learning from the creator of the galactic superweapon, Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) that plans to Star Wars‘ Death Star were in Scarif, the Freedom Fighter, alongside his team of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen), Baze Malbus (Jian Wen), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed) and K-2SO (voiced). by Alan Tudyk), decided to steal it. The problem with that is that they had no exit plan, just as Luthen had taught Cassian half a decade earlier. Somehow, however, this makes a rogueis ending much more tragic. Chances are, Cassian knew all too well about this important lesson, but because of how desperate they were to secure the Death Star plans and how committed they were to the cause, he and his team decided to go ahead with their scheme. .
Rogue One’s Ending Makes Andor Better
Even after glowing reviews for andorin the first three episodes, there are still arguments that the show is unnecessary. For context, the Lucasfilm Disney+ series is technically a prequel to a roguewhich is already a prequel to the original Star Wars movie. Given this, Cassian is already confirmed to survive the events of his own show, as he wouldn’t meet his end until the 2016 Anthology movie. Despite that, though, knowing that Cassian would die in a rogue somehow does andor Best. Knowing where he ends up in the Star Wars continuity makes it easier to appreciate his origin story, which is becoming very interesting, especially since almost nothing is known about his history before Luna’s Disney+ project.
Even with just three episodes, it’s clear that andor does not shy away from political issues. It does not feature any Jedi or Sith. Instead, it focuses on players often overlooked in the war between the Galactic Empire and the Rebellion, which are characters like Cassian. Once the whole show is done, chances are there will be a new appreciation for what Rogue One: A Star Wars Story contributed to the rich narrative of space opera.
andor airs every Wednesday on Disney+.