As each and every episode of The Mandalorian continues to be the talk of Twitter Town it’s no surprise that Star Wars fans are eager for any and all updates regarding Disney’s Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Recently while guesting on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rogue One alum Diego Luna confirmed that production has already begun in London for Disney’s upcoming Cassian Andor series.
“It’s basically everything you have to know to understand Rogue One,” Luna said. “The story of the character before. I can spoil the ending I guess!” Luna then added, “It’s nice to go into a story you already know the ending. Now you can take the nuances and the layers. I think it’s fun to do something that isn’t just about getting to the end. It’s about delaying that.”
The Cassian Andor series will debut on Disney+, and is described as a “rousing spy thriller that will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.” Given that it’s a prequel series, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is not involved but, it’s also been confirmed that Genevieve O’Reilly will appear as Mon Mothma, with Alan Tudyk reprising his Rogue One role as K-2SO. Denise Gough, Stellan Skarsgard, Kyle Soller, and Adria Arjona will also star.
In other Star Wars-related news, Production List recently posted an update that lists a January production start date for Disney’s Kenobi series, starring Ewan McGregor. McGregor, who played the role across the prequel trilogies from 1999’s Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace through 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, will lead the series, with Aladdin’s Naomi Scott rumored to be starring in a lead role. The project will be presented as a limited series for Disney+ consisting of six episodes. According to the listing, production for Kenobi will begin on January 4, with filming taking place in both Boston and London. As production settings are harsh nowadays due to the coronavirus pandemic it’s suspected that the shoots will take place indoors and on virtual sets.
You can check out Jimmy Kimmel’s interview with Diego Luna below:
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