Star Wars: will a key Rogue One character return to the Andor series?

Star Wars: will a key Rogue One character return to the Andor series?

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The narrative premises of Andor, a TV series set in the world of Star Wars and which will act as a prequel to Rogue One, an acclaimed spin-off released in theaters in 2016, continue to be increasingly interesting.

According to the American portal The Direct, Ben Mendelsohn could also return to the project as Orson Krennic, a key character of Rogue One who oversaw the construction of the first Death Star and shared a rather intense scene with Darth Vader.

Andor's protagonist will obviously be Diego Luna as Cassian Jeron Andor, soldier, pilot and intelligence officer on behalf of the Alliance. The cast also includes Forest Whitaker and Genevieve O’Reilly, respectively as Saw Gerrera and Mon Mothma. The series will arrive exclusively on Disney Plus in 2022.

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Andor, will there be the return of General Krennic too?

The show is described as a spy thriller that will stage daring desperate missions orchestrated to restore hope to a Galaxy crushed in the grip of a merciless Empire. Andor is only the first of several Star Wars-related projects for the small screen. In the future, Ahsoka will also arrive, with Rosario Dawson in the role of the protagonist, and the third season of The Mandalorian.

According to some rumors, Ewan McGregor could also make an appearance in the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, but at the moment there is nothing confirmed since the well-known actor is busy shooting his stand-alone series and has already teased fans, admitting that he shot a very special scene on the occasion of Star Wars Day.

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Another Star Wars Villain Rumored To Return In Andor


No offense to Ben Mendelsohn, who by all accounts is a nice guy and a tremendous actor, but he’s just got one of those faces that always has him cast as a villain. In fact, that exact baggage was used to inform his performance in Captain Marvel, before it turned out that his Talos was one of the good guys all along.

Various set photos making the rounds from Disney Plus Star Wars series Andor have shown a number of background characters sporting the same sort of uniform as Mendelsohn’s Orson Krennic, who we met as the Director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Galactic Empire. That led to talk that the Emmy winner could be reprising his role, with the show set five years before the events of Rogue One, and a new rumor offers that he will indeed be back to pose more problem’s for Diego Luna’s Cassian.

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There’s no verification or corroboration to the claim as of yet, but Forest Whitaker was recently confirmed to have boarded the ensemble as Saw Gerrera, so Andor already has previous experience with drafting in powerhouse character actors from the Anthology spinoff. No details are provided as to how he’ll potentially factor into the plot, either, but there’s a canonical backstory that could easily be implemented.

Before ascending to the rank he holds in Rogue One, in other Star Wars media it’s established that Krennic is fond of using torture and interrogation techniques as a means to accomplish his own ends, which sounds perfectly suited for the sneering Mendelsohn to make a guest appearance in Andor, which will track our intrepid title hero during the nascent stages of the Rebellion.