Andor trailer: 5 things we’ve learned about the Rogue One prequel


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The subsequent Star Wars TV collection, Andor, is about to premiere on Disney+ in September – and now an official trailer for it has lastly arrived.

The collection, which can see Diego Luna reprise his function as Cassian Andor, is a spin-off from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, launched in cinemas again in 2016.

Rogue One informed the story of a bunch of rebels who stole the Demise Star plans and gave them to Leia Skywalker earlier than the occasions of the very first Star Wars movie.

Andor, which is about 5 years earlier than the occasions of Rogue One, will observe the titular character in his days as a thief whereas the warfare between the Revolt and the Galactic Empire begins.

The collection is created by Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote the screenplay for the movie that additionally starred Felicity Jones and Mads Mikkelsen as daughter and father.

We’ve taken a take a look at the model new trailer for Andor to hunt for hyperlinks to Rogue One, the Skywalker saga, and the opposite Star Wars TV collection.

We’re going again to the Galactic Senate

Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) in Lucasfilm’s ANDOR, solely on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

‘To steal from the Empire, you simply stroll in such as you belong. They’re so happy with themselves,’ Cassian says in a voiceover, whereas photographs of the Galactic Senate are proven. Followers will, after all, keep in mind this iconic set from a number of of the Star Wars prequels most memorable scenes.

We additionally get a cheeky cameo from Sport of Thrones’ Anton Lesser, who was recognized for taking part in Cersei Lannister’s creepy butler-slash-doctor-slash-secretary, Maester Qyburn.

Buying and selling King’s Touchdown for the Galactic Senate, it’s Anton Lesser (Image: Disney/Lucasfilm)

Gritty Star Wars’ exhibits are right here to remain

What follows are a sequence of photographs coated in mud, oil, and the grinding of metallic, which confirms that the collection will stick with it the custom that Rogue One arguably began – spending time with the gritty underbelly of the Star Wars universe, at those that endure the consequences of the Empire’s tyranny however have acquired little or no display screen time till very current years.

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

As a parade of Storm Troopers walks by the digital camera, Stellan Skarsgard’s Luthen provides the trailer its second voiceover: ‘Cassian Andor, the Empire is choking your soul slowly. We’re beginning now to note. All I’m asking is that this: Wouldn’t you moderately give all of it to one thing actual?’

Forest Whitaker is again

(L-R): Noticed Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) and Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgard) in Lucasfilm’s ANDOR, solely on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

Star Wars followers thought they’d seen the final of Forest Whitaker’s Noticed Gerrera when he was worn out by the Empire on desert planet Jedha – the Empire have been testing a brand new planet-destroying weapon and Gerrera determined he was executed operating away from hazard.

We see him reprise his function as he stands reverse Stellan Skarsgard – the trailer follows Skarsgard’s Luthen for fairly some time. ‘I would like all of the heroes I can get,’ Luthen says to Gerrera. ‘For the better good,’ Gerrera responds.

‘Name it what you’ll,’ Luthen teases, earlier than Gerrera is open and sincere about the place this story is heading: ‘Let’s name it… warfare’.

It’s not all going to be grit and gloom

You didn’t suppose they have been going to deprive us of TIE fighters, did you? (Image: Disney/Lucasfilm)

That is Star Wars. It wouldn’t Star Wars with out some laser-firing, spaceship racing, huge spectacle motion. After exhibiting us the dirty streets that belong to Andor, we transition to the pie-in-the-sky, impossibly skyscraping cities, with adorned penthouses and glamorous halls harking back to all these council scenes within the prequel trilogy.

We see Luthen once more – this time, as a substitute of donning a darkish hood to crawl the streets and meet with the primary sparks of the Revolt, he greets individuals with smiles in rooms a number of hundred ft within the sky, earlier than piloting a spacecraft and heading into battle: ‘I’m not slipping, I’ve simply been hiding for too lengthy.’

The visible results division have been onerous at work

It wouldn’t be Star Wars with out heavy use of spectacular CGI, and Andor doesn’t appear like it’s going to disappoint in that regard. The trailer closes with a montage of pictures that appear like they have been very, very costly to place collectively.

Put together to alter your desktop backdrop after each episode at this fee (Image: Disney/Lucasfilm)

One shot particularly options (presumably) Cassian flying in direction of an unknown location that appears mightily lovely. The subsequent shot sees him on the run in his ship from pursuing TIE fighters, so we will presume that we would need to take a second to bask within the magnificence earlier than returning to a tense fight sequence.

Watch Andor on Disney+ from September 21.

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