Andor Was Ready to Drop Star Wars’ First F-Bomb

screenshot: lucasfilm One thing that always confused me about Andor was why Fiona Shaw—a Shakespearean actor extraordinaire and multiple award-winning star of stage, screen, and TV—would have accepted the small, muted role of Maarva Andor, Cassian’s adoptive mother. That is, until I saw the series finalewhere Shaw’s massive talents were put to perfect use—well, almost … Read more

Tony Gilroy Talks Post-Credits Scene, Season 2

picture: lucasfilm It doesn’t feel like that long ago that the idea of ​​Diego Luna’s Rogue One characters Cassian Andor getting a solo series felt strange. But over the past two months and change, Andor has proven itself to be a pretty great show. Not just “great for Star Wars,” but legitimately great in a … Read more

A Perfectly Andor Star Wars Reveal

Andor (Diego Luna) looks towards his future. picture: lucasfilm As the final credits rolled on what has been some of the best Star Wars of all timeyou almost didn’t want to see Andor do anything that might be considered derivative of modern blockbuster entertainment. No big cameos, no huge surprises, just good old-fashioned storytelling. But … Read more

Andor Expertly Balances Storytelling With Star Wars Fan Service

picture: Lucasfilm/Disney As you may know, I’m a big ol’ starwars nerd. And one of my favorite things in starwars media is all the tiny references and Easter eggs embedded everywhere. But sometimes this fan service goes overboard and derails a story in a way that alienates or bores non-fans. Andorthe newest TV show set … Read more

Andy Serkis Talks Kino Loy, Coming Back to Star Wars

picture: Disney/Lucasfilm Over the past month and a half, Andor has proven itself to be a pretty excellent show, and its cast is a big reason why. In each arc thus far, Cassian (Diego Luna) has drawn in a variety of different characters into his often chaotic orbit who are, like him, trying to get … Read more

Andor Episode 8 Gave Us a Queer Classic Camera Transition

screenshot: lucasfilm Andor gets a good deal right—very right, even—about a lot of things in starwarsbut it’s slowly but surely learning how to do one thing even better: cinematic tropes in the galaxy far, far away are even better when they’re queer. After the events of the Aldhani heist rippled throughout the galaxyit seemed unlikely … Read more

Andor’s Soundtrack Is Now Streaming, Great Club Music Included

screenshot: lucasfilm Andor does so much, so well, in a way that it makes itself feel unlike any other piece of starwars while also being the starwars-iest thing around. Its music is just one highlight of that, and this week the show gave us a hypnotic beat that we can’t get out of our heads—and … Read more

Rogue One is Returning to Theaters Ahead of Andor Release

picture: lucasfilm the next starwars spin off for Disney+ focuses on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor from the 2016 film Rogue One. Andor helped steal the Empire’s plans for the Death Star and gave them to the Rebels, and his show winds back the clock several years to show how he got involved in the Rebellion. … Read more