‘Star Wars’: Diego Luna to Lead Spinoff Series

Esequiel Farfan
Noviembre 9, 2018

Diego Luna will star in a new "Star Wars" series for Disney's new streaming service.

While Rogue One was subjected to intense scrutiny over the reshoots that took place under the stewardship of Tony Gilroy, the film was a smash hit at the box office, earning more than $1 billion worldwide.

"Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me", said Luna in a statement. The Rogue One prequel is the second Star Wars series planned for the service, with Disney also creating The Mandalorian, based on the race of Jedi-fighting warriors best known via Boba Fett. "We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply". Given how Rogue One ends, this TV series clearly won't be a sequel unless it's a highly metaphysical and ponderous meditation on the afterlife. As Variety first reported, Disney is developing a number of limited series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU in fanboy and fangirl parlance.

The company says the drama is in the works for Disney's new streaming service and follows the adventures of the rebel spy during the formative years of the Rebellion.

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Luna, who will next be seen in Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, has signed on to reprise the role of Andor. A release date for the series has not yet been announced, but production will begin in 2019.

Disney said a year ago that it plans to launch its own streaming service in 2019 and would pull its first-run movies from Netflix to put them on a Disney-branded service.

The direct-to-consumer service, which launches in late 2019, will feature original and library content across Disney's major entertainment brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.

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