‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ is one of the most memorable “Star Wars” films to date and many fans have even included it in their top three from the entire franchise. However, star Diego Luna was “disappointed” with how the movie ended. The reason being is that when Felicity Jones’s Jyn Erso and his character of Cassian Andor got to the final act of the movie they had to sacrifice themselves for the Rebel Alliance to get what they needed to win the war.
While the movie would have felt like a cheat if these two heroes didn’t give their lives to save the day, it did mean that Luna would be stepping away from the “Star Wars” franchise now that the movie was over. Keep in mind, this was long before the ‘Rogue One’ prequel for Disney+ was even a thought in anyone’s mind.
According to Luna:
“When I saw the film the first time, I was so disappointed at the end. And not because of the film. My son said, ‘But that’s it, Dad. Right? That’s it. And I go, ‘Well, yes. That’s the thing about this film.’ Even though I knew, and I understood, I think that’s the moment where I really got it. I really realized that a character I loved, and a universe I couldn’t care more about [was done]. But the tone of our film, it pays honor to, I believe, the best times of this universe. And obviously, I say the best because it’s when I was open and ready to receive that. Those [Star Wars] films left a very deep mark on me, as [the] audience, and as a filmmaker.”
Thankfully, there are still plenty of stories to tell about Andor’s past and how he became the rebel he was in the film, and we’ll see that evolution occur on the upcoming Disney+ series. Of course, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ almost had a completely different ending where the heroes escaped which would have given the actor a chance to reprise his role moving forward and not just having a look back at the character’s life before stealing the plans for the Death Star.
The plus side here:
” [TV is] where you have time to develop, to see characters and do stuff that film won’t allow us. And, I think the proximity, sometimes, with the audience becomes so much more profound; the connection.”
While a release date has yet to be revealed, rumors point it to having a 2020 release date.
Are you looking forward to seeing more of Cassian Andor’s adventures on Disney+? Do you feel that ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ should have had a happy ending where the heroes were able to survive? Share your thoughts in the comments below!