Remember when Diego Lunas Rogue One character, Cassian Andor, died, and we were all very sad? Well, great news—hes back! Disney announced Thursday that the actor will star in a new prequel series for its upcoming streaming service.
In a press release, Disney Chairman and C.E.O. Bob Iger announced that Lucasfilm is developing its second live-action Star Wars series. (The first, called The Mandalorian, will come from Jon Favreau.) The newly announced series will focus on the early days of the Rebellion, with the spy Cassian Andor at its center. Production is scheduled to begin in 2019, but the release date remains to be seen.
“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna said in a statement. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”
Per the release, fans can expect all the usual Star Wars fare: action, adventures, espionage—the whole intergalactic enchilada. But one crucial question remains: will Luna finally get to touch Jabba the Hutts belly? Because for Disney to keep a man from his one true desire, even as he stars in its own television show, would be very cruel.
As for the streaming service itself: it finally has a name! The direct-to-consumer platform, we learned Thursday, will be called Disney+—because, despite the failures of such enterprises as Google+ and Diet Coke Plus, companies are still bent on letting their customers know just how extra they are. Then again, if anyone can defy the curse of the plus sign, Disney seems like a pretty safe bet.
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