Following the recent casting of Chernobyl actor Robert Emms, The Playlist brings phrase that Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker (The Final King of Scotland) is reportedly making his return to the Star Wars universe in Disney+’s upcoming Andor sequence. Whitaker is anticipated to reprise his position as Clone Wars vet Noticed Gerrera, reuniting him with Rogue One co-star Diego Luna. Earlier than making his live-action debut, the character first appeared in The Clone Wars and Rebels animated sequence and was voiced by Andrew Kishino. Noticed Gerrera was most just lately seen in Star Wars: The Unhealthy Batch which is at present airing on Disney+.
As well as, in line with The Direct, one other Rogue One star is rumored to return for Lucasfilm’s Andor sequence within the type of Emmy winner Ben Mendelsohn, who is likely to be reprising his position as Director Orson Callan Krennic. The acclaimed Australian actor can be at present hooked up to star in one other high-profile Disney+ undertaking which is Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion sequence.
Disney+’s Andor options Diego Luna as he reprises his Rogue One position of Cassian Andor. Set 5 years earlier than the occasions of Rogue One, the sequence will comply with the adventures of the titular hero insurgent spy throughout the youth of the Revolt. It can discover tales of espionage and daring missions to revive hope to a galaxy within the grip of a ruthless Empire.
The brand new Star Wars prequel sequence may also star franchise alums Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma and Alan Tudyk as Cassian’s droid sidekick Ok-2SO, who gained’t seem within the first season. It can additionally function the introduction of Star Wars newcomers Denise Gough, Stellan Skarsgård, Kyle Soller, and Adria Arjona.
Andor is government produced by showrunner Tony Gilroy, who beforehand directed the reshoots for Rogue One. Gilroy was initially anticipated to direct the three episodes however was compelled to surrender the place to Black Mirror‘s Toby Haynes as a consequence of pandemic-related journey points. Manufacturing is at present underway within the UK.
The 2016 movie was a important and box-office hit with a gross of over $1 billion worldwide. It starred Luna, Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker, and Ben Mendelsohn.