Cassian Andor, on recording this year
One of the series that we have already more than confirmed and that will soon arrive at the Disney + catalog is the one based on Cassian Andor. This character, who first appeared in Rogue One: A Star War Story, will be the protagonist of a television proposal produced by Lucasfilm and thought to be released in the service under streaming of Disney.
Diego Luna, which gave life to Cassian in the aforementioned movie of the Star Wars universe, will once again get into the skin of this character in a TV series that will act as a prequel to the events that happened in Rogue One.
Filming has not yet started but it has plans to start in the coming months, with no date yet determined. This makes the details about your debut they are still a mystery, both in terms of synopsis, definitive title or tentative release date (it should be in 2021), although it is likely that this year we will discover new data as work is developed in front of and after the cameras
Lando Calrissian, the other guest at Disney +
While the Cassian Andor series is already underway, another proposal sounds loudly in the halls of Disney. It is a spin-off with Lando Calrissian as the protagonist, a character that has appeared repeatedly in the Star Wars movies.
It has almost always been played by Billy Dee Williams (in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the episode VI: Return of the Jedi and the episode IX: The Ascent of Skywalker), although the actor and singer Donald Glover (Gambino!) Has also been put into the smuggler’s skin, specifically in Rogue One: A Star War Story.
And it would be Glover again who repeat experience. The good reception and criticism among the public that had its interpretation would be one of the reasons that would have pushed Disney to consider the filming of this series.
As we pointed out, unlike Cassian Andor, which is a standing project and 100% official, Lando Calrissian’s spin-off is a rumor, quite forcefully, but that has not yet been confirmed by an official source.
It wouldn’t surprise us anyway that it ended up being a reality. In the last call to his investors, the president of Disney assured that the focus was now on the TV series (and therefore on its Disney + platform). We also have a break from the main saga that leaves a “hole” to fill in for other types of content that could also have a pull as good as the The Mandalorian.
Who doubts with such a scenario that the spin-offs are not going to be squeezed to the extreme?