Diego Luna has been playing the character of Cassian Andor since the year 2016 when he starred in Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (2016). The actor is reportedly tired of the new way as he confirms the upcoming Andor series will be his final portrayal of the Cassian Andor character.
The next Disney+ series Andor is a prequel to star wars spin off Rouge One: A Star Wars Story and will star Diego Luna in the lead role.
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Diego Luna talks about Andor’s return
Diego Luna, in an interview, said there was a possibility he might return as Cassian Andor but he didn’t give it much thought. The only possibility they came back to was a prequel to Red One.
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“I would be lying if I told you I never thought about it. Obviously, I thought about it, and we made so many jokes on set about the possibilities of coming back. And obviously, we were going on a prequel, but I never thought of it as a real chance.
The actor further stated that people’s expectations are what’s killing him on the inside, as these new formats seem “unhealthy” to the actor.
“I didn’t find him healthy. I don’t like this thing these days that these new formats bring, where people are always expecting more. You walk into a show, and you’re hired to do something, and you’re still thinking, “Oh, I hope there’s a second season” or “I hope there’s the second part.”
The actor doesn’t like to dwell on the past as he states in his statement that “it’s about living in the present”.
“For me, I’ve learned in my life that it’s about living in the present. It’s about enjoying what you do. And for my sanity and clarity, I would say things have to have a beginning and an end for me to understand them, appreciate them, and enjoy the ride. Until today, I can tell you that I haven’t embarked on a project with this ambition of hoping that it will last longer or that it will go somewhere else than what I have in front of me.
Diego Luna bids farewell to Star Wars
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Diego Luna is known for playing the character of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in Narcos: Mexico (2018-2021). The actor works in films and series that have a clear ending. His character of Miguel Ángel, much like the character of Cassian Andor had a clear ending. The actor shared his statement about ending things that are important to him.
“To me, it was pretty clear that Rogue One was a movie that I had to enjoy from start to finish. That in the end, I would promote it, and then go back to my life and do my stuff. And that was all. And that’s interesting, because then I was offered Andor, but with the same premise, because Andor has a clear ending, which is Rogue One. Once Tony Gilroy got the idea of going back five years, only five years ago to tell.
Diego Luna will be seen as the character of Cassian Andor in the next series Andor slated for a September 21, 2022 release date and will be available to stream on Disney+