See Diego Luna’s Sidekick In Star Wars: Andor

By Nathan Kamal | Published

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Lucasfilm has been leaning more and more on the Disney+ streaming platform for their new Star Wars content, and the Diego Luna-starring series Andor is one of the more intriguing upcoming installments. The show will follow Diego Luna’s ruthless Rebel spy in the years leading up to Rogue One, so Andor will likely be one of the grittier and dark Star Wars shows yet. However, this still being Star Wars, Diego Luna will still have a cute robot sidekick in Andor and we have a first look at his little droid buddy. 

The In Demand Toys Facebook page recently posted images of upcoming action figures from their Star Wars Black Series, including Diego Luna as Cassian Andor and a droid referred to as B2EMO. Apparently, these figures will only be available at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, so be prepared to wait in line if you are looking for a six-inch-tall Diego Luna. Check it out:

Diego Luna as Cassian Andor is about what you would expect from Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi-style beard, long red duster coat, and a really big blaster. B2EMO is a little different from a lot of other droids that we have seen so far in Star Wars; whereas most of the “good” droids tend to have rounded edges a la R2D2 and BB-8, Andor’s droid block and industrial-looking. It does not appear that B2EMO has the kind of cuteness built into BB-8, but you can never tell; the red droid does appear to have some kind of “eye” device at its top portion, so it will at least have some kind of emotive ability. It is also uncertain what function B2EMO has (in the sense that C3PO is a protocol droid and R2DR is an astromech), but it appears to have enough wear and tear that it is not something fancy. 

Diego Luna first appeared as Cassian Andor in 2016’s Rogue One. It was the first Star Wars feature film to not have a direct connection to the Skywalker family or the lore of Jedi and Sith. While it was plagued by rumors of chaotic reshoots and changing scripts during production, the finished film ultimately ended up as one of the better received Star Wars films of late. It helped that it finally gave a decent canonical reason for why the first Death Star had such a fatal design flaw (Mads Mikkelsen did it, basically) and also introduced a more brutal, morally ambiguous edge to the Rebellion than we had previously seen. 

Of course, Rogue One ended with basically the entire cast of protagonists, including Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor and Felicity Jones’s Jyn Erso, being killed during the course of their successful mission to get the Death Star plans to Princess Leia. So naturally, Andor will be a two-season prequel series over the course of five years that sees Diego Luna slowly develop into the brutal, dedicated, and selfless Rebellion agent that we first saw. And now we know he’ll have a droid with him.