‘Star Wars’: New ‘Andor’ Trailer Explores the Origins of Rebellion



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A ‘Star Wars’ hero once said that rebellions are based on hope. Set in a galaxy far, far away, the latest Disney+ series explores the origins of that hero, whose sacrifices would ultimately help the Rebel Alliance bring down the evil Galactic Empire.

Diego Luna returns to the ‘Star Wars’ universe in ‘Andor’, a prequel to ‘Rogue One’, which was itself a prequel to ‘Episode IV: A New Hope’. At this point in the series, however, the rebellion is just a glimpse in the eye of a young Cassian Andor.

The latest trailer reveals a little more about Andor’s evolution from common thief to galactic martyr, and teases what viewers can expect from cast members Stellan Skarsgård, ‘Morbius’ star Adria Arjona and Forest Whitaker, who reprises his role as the extremist Saw Gerrera.

When we meet Andor again in the trailer, he has infiltrated the Empire (although it looks like the Empire has invaded his home planet first), even wearing a dull gray Imperial uniform.

“To steal from the Empire, just walk in like you belong,” Andor says in the trailer. “They can’t imagine someone like me ever coming into their house.”

A cloaked Skarsgård appears and encourages Andor to “give everything to do something real” – maybe take down the Empire? Whitaker, whose Gerrera hasn’t gone mad with loss and that slimy, mind-blowing monster Bor Gullet, seems ready to go to war.

There are the required appearances of stormtroopers, TIE fighters and other menacing symbols of the realm. We meet a ruthless officer of the Empire played by Denise Gough, see Fiona Shaw’s unknown character shed a tear and glimpse the lavish life of Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly), who, as viewers know, is revolutionizing.

Appears on “Good Morning America” ​​to introduce the new trailer, Luna told the hosts with whom his character begins his journey as an “ordinary man” thrown into extraordinary circumstances, something viewers can relate to.

“It is the beginning of the origin of a revolution,” Luna said Monday. “It reminds us of what we are capable of — what we are all capable of.”

The first three episodes of “Andor” will begin streaming on Disney+ on September 21 — several weeks later than originally scheduled.

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