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.Credit: Walt Disney Studios / Lucasfilm
In the trailer, we see a close up of Luna…Credit: Walt Disney Studios / Lucasfilm
And a scene where Luna does some very ~intense~ walking next to Jyn Erso and rebel pilots.Credit: Walt Disney Studios / Lucasfilm
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.Credit: Walt Disney Studios / Lucasfilm
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.Credit: Lucasfilm
He was also one of Luke Skywalker’s closest friends.Credit: Walt Disney Studios / Lucasfilm
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.Credit: Walt Disney Studios / Lucasfilm
Luna is actually going to play Captain Cassian Andor, a Rebel Alliance intelligence officer.Credit: Walt Disney Studios / Lucasfilm
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.Credit: CBS Television Distribution
*OK, we’re just trolling now.
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