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UPDATE! Diego Luna to Star in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Prequel Series for Disney+

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Nov 8, 2018 at 9:52 PM.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Breaking news! Diego Luna is set to star in Disney's second live-action television series developed exclusively for Disney+, their new streaming service that will launch late next year. The series will see him reprise his role as his Rogue One character, Cassian Andor.







    During a conference call, Disney CEO Bob Iger officially revealed that their streaming service is officially called Disney+. While discussing the programming that will be available on the service, Iger highlighted Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian as an incredibly important project to that service, and revealed a new live-action series in development. The new project, currently without a name or release date, will see Diego Luna step back into the role of Cassian Andor in a prequel to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The logline for the show is as follows:



    [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-vVDtfQFg0[/embed]





    The official Star Wars website embellishes Iger's initial comments, revealing that the show is going to be approached as a 'spy thriller' series. Luna himself explains that he's incredibly happy to reprise his role:

    Production on the series is expected to begin next year, likely after work on The Mandalorian has finished. As of yet, the show does not have an official showrunner or creative team associated with it, nor is there is not confirmation that Alan Tudyk will return as Cassian's quirky droid pal, K-2SO.





    UPDATE!



    Variety's Justin Kroll very nearly broke this scoop for his trade, but it looks like Bob Iger himself beat him to the punch. In any case, Kroll has a slight update about Luna's schedule, noting that a commitment to Narcos will come first before filming on his new show can begin:



    [embed]https://twitter.com/krolljvar/status/1060651685536653313[/embed]





    The approach being taken here seems as though it's going to be similar to the one that Marvel Studios will take with their own shows being developed for the Disney+ platform, such as the Loki series. It's not clear at the present moment if the scope of the live-action series will be limited in nature (as the Marvel shows all will be), or if they will run for multiple seasons. With this in mind, this platform could be an opportunity for a continuation of Solo: A Star Wars Story to happen on a smaller scale, much like how Star Wars: The Clone Wars is finally getting its ending on the service. In any case, it seems as though Disney will spare no expense in hitting the ground running with Disney+ to become a must-have streaming service.





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    #1 SWNN Probe, Nov 8, 2018 at 9:52 PM
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    2 live action series? That's awesome.
     
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    I'm not thrilled, to be honest. Of course I'm interested in seeing this and it could be great, but I'm not excited. Feels random. There's definitely a lot of stories I'd like to see more than a Cassian spin-off.
     
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    Think of it as a formation of the rebellion series. Imagine they are going to make it like 5-10 years before RO. Think it will be a very interesting time with multiple rebel groups. Would like to see Enfys Nest in arc or arc's. K2SO back and who cant be happy about that.
     
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    I always wanted Cassian to get his own series, (not making this up, if you don't believe me than use the search bar), so to me this is great news!!

    Time to bring back those epic gifs :)

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    That's cool, I'm glad you got what you wanted. :) To me, Cassian is just an OK character, but when I think about it as a Star Wars spy thriller, it seems better.

    I just hope it's not a Disney+ filler, because I'm getting this kind of vibe. I could be wrong, but it feels to me like something they would do mainly because it's affordable and safe. And what I mean by that is that Diego Luna isn't a massive star, so they can get him + they can use a lot of resources from Rogue One, Solo, old Underworld stuff etc. It also won't mess with big canon stuff. And that's all fine, I guess, but it won't get as much enthusiasm from me as something bolder would.
     
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    Holy Moly!!!!!!!!!!!! One of my fave characters with his own series!!! In his kick-ass role!!!!!
     
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    I LOVED LOVED LOVED Rogue One. It is by far the best of the Disney era films, again in my opinion. Having said that, I think you are correct in that it feels very random.

    They said they wanted to do for Star Wars what they did with the MCU. There the movies all flow from one to another, building on each one. They even did tv and that added to the lore. This, again, just feels random to me.

    Having said that, I couldn't care less if it feels random. I loved Cassian and K2SO. They just convinced me to subscribe to Disney TV. Bastards! LOL
     
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    Cassian was an intriguing idea that left most of his character on the cutting room floor.
    I like this. This isn't Han or Obi-Wan. It's a good idea of a character that needs more depth.
    This should work.
     
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    I really hope that Diego Luna gets his wish of getting to touch Jabba's tummy. Or whatever it is that he wanted.
     
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    I have a good feeling about this for some reason.
     
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    This is great news. I also loved Rogue One. To be honest I expected them to announce a chirrut and baze series but I’m also excited to see this. Mon mothma and admiral radish () etc could all show up again and really give us some depth to the beginnings of the alliance
     
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    Best "I have a bad feeling about this."
     
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    Yep. I hope for a K2-SO series and if Cassian has his screentime too, why not ? :)
     
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    oh yes please. this would be amazing! : o O
     
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    Admiral Radish was good but I prefer Lord Brussel of Sprout.....
     
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    Make ten episodes feel like a hundred!
     
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    Not sure, would that be good or boring?
     
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