Following the recent casting of Chernobyl actor Robert Emms, The playlist brings the news that Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) is reportedly making its return to Star wars universe in the next Disney + Andor series. Whitaker is expected to reprise his role as Clone wars veterinarian Saw Gerrera, reuniting him with Thief one co-starring Diego Luna. Before making his live-action debut, the character first appeared in The clone wars and Rebels animated series and was voiced by Andrew Kishino. Saw Gerrera was last seen in Star Wars: The Bad Lot which is currently airing on Disney +.
In addition, according to The Direct, another Thief one rumor has it the star is returning for Lucasfilm Andor series in the form of Emmy winner Ben Mendelsohn, who could reprise his role as director Orson Callan Krennic. The acclaimed Australian actor is also currently attached to star in another large-scale Disney + project, that of Marvel Studios. Secret invasion series.
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Disney + Andor introduces Diego Luna as he reprise his role as Rogue One from Cassian Andor. Located five years before the events of Rogue One, The series will follow the adventures of the titular rebel hero spy during the rebellion’s formative years. It will explore spy stories and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy beset by a ruthless empire.
New Star wars The prequel series will also star franchise alum Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma and Alan Tudyk as Cassian’s droid sidekick K-2SO, who will not appear in the first season. . It will also feature the introduction of Star wars newcomers Denise Gough, Stellan Skarsgård, Kyle Soller and Adria Arjona.
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Andor is produced by showrunner Tony Gilroy, who previously directed covers for Thief one. Gilroy was originally scheduled to direct all three episodes but was forced to give up the job to Black mirror‘s Toby Haynes due to travel issues related to the pandemic. Production is currently underway in the UK.
The 2016 film was a critical and box office success grossing over $ 1 billion worldwide. It starred Luna, Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn.