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Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in Lucasfilm's ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

First “Andor” Trailer Reveals Diego Luna’s Big “Star Wars” Return

The first Andor trailer is here, revealing a glimpse, at long last, at the origin story of Diego Luna’s heroic pilot Cassian Andor before he took on the fateful mission to steal the Death Star plans depicted in Rogue One. There are those of us out there who believe that Rogue One is, by far, the best Star Wars spinoff yet, and the reasons are myriad, and they include Luna’s resourceful Andor. Rogue One remains the only major Star Wars film, or really any franchise vehicle we can think of, where (spoiler alert!) all the major characters die for their cause. They included Cassian Andor, which brings us back to his upcoming Disney+ series. Here, we’ll get to see what events prior to the daring Death Star caper made the man.

Andor will look at the early days of the rebellion against the Empire when regular people all throughout the galaxy started to find their voice, and their courage, to stand up to their cruel, selfish, rapacious so-called leaders. The trailer makes great use of sound, beginning with a man banging away at a gong, and ending with Maarva (Fiona Shaw) saying “this is what a reckoning sounds like.”

When you look at the full breadth of the Star Wars saga, you’re looking at a colossal story of the failures of dictatorships and those that would appease dictators for personal gain, the painful but often necessary work of rebellion, and the costs of such a constant struggle on a human (or in many cases in the franchise, alien) scale. Andor will center Luna’s character’s part in all this, but will also show what happens when people, bullied and brutalized for too long, finally fight back.

Luna is joined by cast members Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, and Kyle Soller. Tony Gilroy, one of the directors of Rogue One, is the creator and showrunner.

Check out the trailer below. Andor arrives on Disney+ on August 31.

Here’s the synopsis for Andor:

The Andor series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.

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Featured image: Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in Lucasfilm’s ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

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