Rogue One prequel tv series

First of all, yes I know, it’s been ages since I posted anything on here. Life stuff.

Anyway this is moderately exciting news out of the blue. Disney have announced they are going to make a Rogue One prequel TV series featuring the Cassian Andor character as played by Diego Luna.

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Actually this is very exciting. Rogue One remains my favourite of the four Disney Star Wars movies to date and any return to that era and type of gritty storytelling will be very welcome.

Both this series plus The Mandaloran will be on the new steaming service called Disney+ along with some Marvel TV shows I believe.

It’s probably not likely that the other Rogue One team members will appear, seeing as Cassian only met Jyn, Baze, Chirut and Bodi during the course of that movie. Maybe K-2SO is a posability, but I don’t know that the makers want to include an expensive cgi droid in every episode.

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But I’d be happy if we even saw Genevieve O’Reilly’s Mon Mothma turn up every now and again to give Cassian his new mission. Kind of like M and Bond.

Hey, I’ve just realised that makes Mon Mothma MM…

Star Wars Rogue One begins production

So apparently somewhere in England right now Felicity Jones is dressing up in Star Wars Rebel outfits and is fighting Imperial troops.

Because Star Wars Rogue One has started production.

And here’s the proof:

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Which is all very odd for me. I’ve liked Felicity Jones for ages. I remember her being all adorable in ITV’s Northanger Abbey back in 2007.

And now she’s leading a team of Rebels to steal the Death Star plans. Because that’s what Rogue One is about. It’s a “proper” prequel to the original Star Wars, by which I mean is not a load of twaddle about trade treaties and comedy Gungans.

No, it’s a prequel as in what happened off screen just before the first Star Wars movie. A team of Rebels stealing the Death Star Plans! Lead by Felicity Jones! And apparently is more of a gritty war movie set in the Star Wars universe.

And go back and look at that photo again. Doesn’t it look like they are in the Rebel Base on Yavin IV?

You know, I might be more excited about Rogue One than I am about The Force Awakens.

Anyway, here’s the official Disney/Lucasfilm press guff saying who else is in it:

http://www.starwars.com/news/rogue-one-the-daring-mission-has-begun-cast-and-crew-announced

Rogue One is scheduled for release on 16 December 2016. Which seems ages away, but it will come around soon enough.