Forest Whitaker returns as Noticed Gerrera within the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story spinoff collection Andor. Simply one in all many Star Wars initiatives in improvement at Disney+, Andor will primarily comply with Diego Luna reprising his function as Cassian Andor, the character he performed in Rogue One. As a prequel, the collection is about within the years earlier than the occasions of the film, serving as an origin story for Cassian Andor whereas delving into the early days of the feud between the Insurrection and the Empire.
At the moment, manufacturing is underway on Andor, although Disney is holding again on divulging extra info. It wasn’t totally clear which different actors could be getting back from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, nevertheless it did appear probably others could be concerned. It was beforehand reported that Genevieve O’Reilly, who performed Mon Mothma in Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One, is on board to return. A set video leak additionally appeared to substantiate the return of Duncan Pow as Ruescott Melshi.
Now, it seems Forest Whitaker is the following returning solid member to become involved. In a current interview on the Swedish radio station Sverige Radio, Andor actor Stellan Skarsgard spoke about his Star Wars debut within the upcoming collection. Through the interview, Skarsgard claimed that he shared some “juicy scenes” with Whitaker, revealing that Forest has already been on set for his return as Saw Gerrera. He added that he shared “not less than two good” scenes with Whitaker.
Tony Gilroy serves as showrunner on Andor. Alongside Diego Luna, the solid consists of Alan Tudyk, Stellan Skarsgard, Kyle Soller, Genevieve O’Reilly, Fiona Shaw, and Denise Gough. Stephen Schiff was beforehand set to function showrunner, however stepped again for Gilroy to take over the inventive route. Schiff nonetheless serves as a author for the collection alongside Gilroy’s brother Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) and former Home of Playing cards showrunner Beau Willimon.
Andor is one in all many Star Wars initiatives in improvement at Disney+ following the smash success of The Mandalorian, which presently has a 3rd season in improvement. The spinoff The E book of Boba Fett has additionally only recently wrapped up filming its first season, and the animated collection Star Wars: The Dangerous Batch aired its last season 1 episode this month. In the meantime, the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection, which is now filming, will convey again Ewan McGregor to play the fan favourite Star Wars character.
Together with Rogue One, Whitaker’s prolonged film profession consists of turns in titles like Platoon, Panic Room, The Crying Recreation, and The Butler. His more moderen credit embody Black Panther, Discovering Steve McQueen, and Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. Whitaker additionally co-starred with Johnny Depp within the crime thriller film Metropolis of Lies, which was simply launched this 12 months after years of delays. The actor additionally has a task within the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, which is due out on Aug. 13.
Andor is scheduled to be launched on Disney+ in 2022. An official premiere date for the 12-episode collection hasn’t but been set. This information involves us from TheDirect.