Lucasfilm Just Released Details About Diego Luna’s Character In “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
When the trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was released in April, “Star Wars” fans went nuts. The teaser promised a darker tone, new characters and action scenes that brought the “war” to “Star Wars.”
One of the familiar faces in the trailer was Mexican actor (and part-time Spanish teacher) Diego Luna, who first appeared in this cast shot that was released last year.
In the trailer, we see a close up of Luna…
And a scene where Luna does some very ~intense~ walking next to Jyn Erso and rebel pilots.
Just look at that thousand-yard stare.
It was clear that Luna was one of the main characters in the film, but Disney and Lucasfilm weren’t revealing much about who Luna was playing.
Soon after the release of the trailer, fans began speculating that Luna would be playing Biggs Darklighter.
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The hair, the ‘stache… could be the same guy, right?
Who is Biggs Darklighter? Aside from having a kick-ass name, Darklighter was a former Imperial Academy grad — he was going to work for Darth Vader! — who deserted his post to join the Rebel Alliance.
He was also one of Luke Skywalker’s closest friends.
The Skywalker-Darklighter friendship was supposed to be a much bigger deal in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” but Darklighter’s scenes were eventually cut from the film.
So, is Diego Luna going to play Luke Skywalker’s best friend in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”? Nope.
Luna is actually going to play Captain Cassian Andor, a Rebel Alliance intelligence officer.
Cassian Andor? Sounds kiiiinda Latino, right? OK, not really. Lucasfilm released details about several new characters to Entertainment Weekly. According to Lucasfilm’s chief of story development, Andor is a seasoned vet who helps guide the protagonist, Jyn Erso, on her mission. She told Entertainment Weekly: “He conveys a fair amount of experience and the reality of what it’s like to do this every day, to try to figure out how to resist the Empire effectively and intelligently.”
So there you have it. May the force be with you*, Cassian Andor.
*OK, we’re just trolling now.
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