One of the most favored Star Wars films produced by Disney is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It had grossed over a billion dollars in the year it was released, and, as a standalone film, it had offered some fresh insight into what we already knew while introducing some brilliant characters who were new to the Star Wars spotlight.
One of the characters that came out of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), a rebel spy who was pivotal in retrieving the plans to the Death Star. As we followed Cassian’s journey in stopping the Empire, we were introduced to an interesting side of Star Wars unfamiliar to us.
The spy-thriller genre of Rogue One was exciting, it kept viewers on the edge of their seats, and it was something new. The Cassian Andor series will stick to that same genre as we watch Cassian try and uncover the oppressive Empire.
Now, Is This Show Really Going to Be Necessary?
There are plenty of other new Star Wars shows planned to come out, and it seems that fans aren’t too excited about this series. After the success of Rogue One, it appears that it would be highly anticipated.
But we have to take a look at who Cassian Andor is going to bat against. The Mandalorian has solidified itself as one of the best additions to Star Wars after only two seasons. The show had quickly become number one in America, and as Disney+’s release around the world, fans were taken by storm. Din Djarin, Grogu, and everything else the show had to offer are incredible.
The storyline for that show has gotten fans very intrigued, and so their attention is more concerned about Mando, Grogu, and what is going on post-Empire. On top of the immense popularity of The Mandalorian, Disney+ is creating a show for one of the most beloved characters in all of Star Wars. Kenobi will show his struggles after the fall of the Jedi as he had to retreat into hiding.
There were tons of rumors about Kenobi get a spin-off film, so now that the show is officially in production and filming, this is number one on fans’ “to watch” list.
If two highly anticipated shows weren’t enough, Ahsoka Tano is getting her show, too. We will follow Ahsoka in the post-Empire era as she (probably) looks for Ezra. After seeing her in The Mandalorian, we already know she is after Thrawn.
If that wasn’t enough, the most iconic Star Wars character of all time, Boba Fett, will be getting his own show, too. The Book of Boba Fett was a surprise to all of us at the end of The Mandalorian season two, but it was a welcomed one for sure.
Wrong Place, Wrong Time
With these other Star Wars shows in production, Cassian Andor has been pushed out of the spotlight, which honestly makes a lot of sense. The reality is, Cassian Andor is just not as popular as the other characters we will be seeing in self-titled shows. With that being said, it is unfair to say that Cassian Andor is undeserving of his very own show.
Jyn Erso, who was his partner in recovering the information, had shown a lot of interesting qualities that make her a solid candidate for a standalone show. The only problem is that we already got to see her story. Her origin, trials, and tribulations are all highlighted in Rogue One.
As for Cassian, we did not get to see his origin, how he joined the Rebellion and all the missions that had made him qualified to do what he did in Rogue One. The Cassian Andor series will invite us into the pivotal stages of the Rebellion as they begin to grow and become a real nuisance for Palpatine and his new Empire.
The thriller genre of the show will help keep fans intrigued with what is going on around them, and it will introduce us to the underworld side of the Rebellion, the Empire, and the struggle of surviving this new oppressive force. The Andor show will offer a lot more than just what Cassian is running around doing, it will give us insight into many different aspects of the Star Wars universe in an era that has not received a lot of screen-time.
So to sum everything up, Cassian Andor does deserve his own series. Perhaps if Disney planned for the show to release after the headliners like The Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano, or Kenobi, then it would be a lot more anticipated than it is. It feels that Cassian Andor is just in the wrong place, at the wrong time. That is for now.
Disney has more than delivered with their shows. The Mandalorian is incredible. The Bad Batch has proven itself to be an exciting series, especially as their journey is beginning to pick up. There is no doubt in my mind that Cassian Andor will be a great show and that fans will love it just as much as they do the others.
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