Just over a week before Disney’s Star Wars Celebration fan event, Lucasfilm primed the pump in a long Vanity Fair cover story that reveals the constellations of Star Wars projects heading for Disney +.
Perhaps the most shocking news of the piece is the confirmation of a mystery series Spider-Man: Homecoming Director John Watts and author Chris Ford. Throughout the 1980s classic Amblin films have been told as an adventure story – Think ET, Gremlins, Hooligans – It is set far, far away in a galaxy.
The code name for the series is “Grammar Rodeo” Simpson In that episode Bert and his friends are seen fleeing the house. It is said to be set later JD’s return And the fall of the empire in the same period Mandalarian.
There’s a bunch of plot and character details in the piece about AndarWhich is expected to debut on Disney + in the late summer of 2022.
Diego Luna is doing his reprise in that series The rogue one An experiment in the story behind the character, Cassian Ander. It is set during the height of the empire and begins with the destruction of the homeworld in Andorra.
Luna describes the series as “The Journey of an Immigrant … Behind this story is the feeling of moving … that shapes you as a person. It defines you in many ways and what you want to do.”
Tony Gilroy, who worked The rogue one Scripting and creating AndarDescribes the motivations and questions that drive it.
“This guy gave his life for the galaxy, didn’t he?” Asked Gilroy. “I mean, he consciously, unabashedly, without vanity or recognition, sacrificed himself. Who does it? ”He asks, reminding director JJ Abrams of what he was holding Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “It’s about this first season,” Gilroy continued. “It’s really anti-revolutionary, and cruel, and lost and a kind of mess about him.”
In terms of setting, Gilroy said, “His adopted home will be the basis for our entire first season, and we’re seeing the place become more extremist … the empire is expanding rapidly. They are wiping out those who are on their way. ”
The show will also feature a fan favorite, the mysterious rebel leader Mann Mathama, whose story will run parallel to Andor.
More immediately, Evan McGregor and Hayden Christensen describe what aroused their curiosity about meeting OB-One Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader, whose relationship the show’s guiding force Deborah Chow calls “a love story.”
McGregor said he had doubts about the character after the film was shot. But he said in 2017, before the screening of the prequels, “They asked me if I wanted to introduce someone, and I didn’t do anything like that, but suddenly, it hit me that I really wanted to.” McGregor says the change in his heart is “related to growing up.” Despite harsh reviews of the trilogy, he realized that fans loved playing him as OB-One – and he did.
More than McGregor, Hayden Christensen thought the time to run the lightsaber was over. But the thought of playing his Star Wars character at different times in his life was very interesting.
“It’s a character that has come to define my life in so many ways,” he says in the piece. “I was originally hired to play a specific part in this person’s life. Most of my work was with Anakin. And now I can come back and explore the character of Darth Vader. “
The subject of his discussions with Chow – who also directed its episodes Mandalarian – Christensen recalls, “I had a lot of conversations with Deborah trying to convey this feeling of power, but it was combined with imprisonment … and I think it’s an interesting place to explore.”
Chow, for his part, says, “For me, throughout the prequel, through the original trilogy, there is a love story with these two that goes through the whole thing.” “I don’t think he’ll ever pay attention to her,” she says of the bond that remains after Obi-Wan and Anakin return to the dark. The specialty of this relationship is that they loved each other. “
Finally, there are revelations about AcolyteWhich Deadline reported last December is being made by Leslie Headland and the stars The Hate You Give Actress Amandla Steinberg.
Headland says the series was set about a century before The Phantom Menace and included driving questions behind it, “How did things get to this stage?” How did we get to the point where a Seth Lord could enter the Senate and no JD could accept it? Like, what went wrong?
According to Headland, The Acolyte is a mystery thriller, which takes place in a rich and seemingly peaceful period which he describes as the “Renaissance, or the Age of Enlightenment” when the Jadees were higher, separated from the earth and not “going into conflict.”