Lucasfilm seems to have firmly pivoted from Star Wars feature films to Disney+ streaming shows, and no wonder. While both The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker were met with highly polarized reviews and toxic fan backlash (and backlash to the backlash and so on), Disney+ shows like The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch have had a significantly warmer reception. According to our trusted and proven sources, pop star turned actor Harry Styles is currently looking to join an upcoming Star Wars show, which is probably the best way to now enter a galaxy far, far away.
There are a number of possibilities for Harry Styles to join the Star Wars universe, as Lucasfilm is currently pumping out the Disney+ shows at a breakneck pace. In particular, it seems that the shows are increasingly being focused on the grittier, less Skywalker-centric aspects of the franchise, so it would be probably that Harry Styles would be showing up in one of the darker Star Wars series. Our prediction is that Harry Styles is in talks to appear in the upcoming Star Wars prequel series Andor, which stars Diego Luna reprising his character of Cassian Andor from Rogue One.
Andor has already been confirmed to be a two-season show, leading directly to the events of Rogue One (which subsequently led directly into A New Hope and ended with Diego Luna and everyone else dead). Filming for the first season of Andor ended in September of 2021, but that leaves a whole season in which Harry Styles could become a Star Wars character. According to showrunner Tony Gilroy (who also co-wrote Rogue One and the original Jason Bourne trilogy of movies), Andor will follow Diego Luna’s character as he transformed from an apolitical refugee to a radicalized, self-less, yet brutally ruthless member of the Rebel Alliance. In other words, we are probably going to get some darker looks at how the Rebels fought against the empire and a lot of it will probably be pretty morally murky.
So who could Harry Styles be playing in Star Wars’ Andor? At this point, Lucasfilm seems pretty willing to mine their established post-Disney acquisition continuity for characters and pluck whatever they feel like from the Star Wars Legends stories. As evidenced by Rogue One, the studio is also up for inventing wholly new characters who will become integral to the history of the Star Wars universe, so we think it is more than likely that is what they will go for.
Harry Styles is known in pop culture for his persona of gender-fluidity and effortless charm, so it would be a shame not to utilize that in a Star Wars show. Unless he unexpectedly is looking to play against type and play a clumsy nerf-herder or something, it would be very easy to see Harry Styles as a Lando Calrissian-like rogue in the Star Wars universe. And if he becomes a suavely sinister part of the galactic underworld, well, there is worse casting for a member of One Direction.