Diego Luna Refused One Request From Disney
Diego Luna denied Disney's request to make Andor five seasons long.
Diego Luna was meant to be roped into playing Andor for five years, before he spoke up, and requested that Disney change this huge ask. According to Luna, “I’ll die if I do five seasons.” Denying such a huge request from Disney and Lucasfilm might have been a bold move, but that move has worked out in everyone’s favor.
Star Wars is an expansive universe that can be explored plenty. However, Andor is in a different position, as the series is a prequel of a prequel. Diego Luna rose to fame for Star Wars fans everywhere for his portrayal of Andor in the Rogue One prequel film. This led to Disney asking the man if he would be part of a more expanded story of how Andor got involved with the rebellion, though they wanted him to tell this story over a longer period of time.
Quite honestly, it is a good thing that Diego Luna spoke up and got Disney and Lucasfilm to shorten the Andor series. This sentiment was shared by Luna’s co-star, Denise Gough, who stated, “We sort of signed up for five years. We thought they were gonna be five seasons of this and then thankfully Diego [Luna] was like, ‘I’ll die if I do five seasons.'” Having to commit to an entire five-year plan would be hard for any actor.
Many actors get busy with a multitude of projects, and we would assume that Diego Luna is no different, as Andor is likely not the only project that he is involved with currently. The man is a fantastic actor, and we should just be happy that he was willing to explore the role of Andor further. Going from five years to one season is certainly a much drastic drop, but we hope that the story is given the right amount of exposition.
To be honest, the best parts of the Star Wars universe are the shows that are currently being produced. Andor now joins The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch, Book of Boba Fett, and many others that are set to be released in the coming months. Diego Luna could appear in other prequel timelines, but we know that he doesn’t make it past the events of Rogue One, but that does not mean he can’t reprise his role for other random cameos.
Andor might now only be one season, but we are more than confident that his story is going to be told with the utmost care and passion. Rogue One was a smash hit and truly helped to reinvigorate everyone’s love for the Star Wars universe, which had come under scrutiny based on the sequel trilogy. Diego Luna is also now giving us a chance to fall back in love with Rogue One, by seeing how Andor became the man that everyone favored in that movie.
Andor is set to debut on Disney+ on September 21st, and the new series is going to be dropping a surprise three episodes as part of its premiere. Joining Diego Luna in the cast are Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Fiona Shaw. The new series follows Cassian Andor, as he rises as a rebel spy five years before the events of Rogue One.