‘Star Wars’: Diego Luna to Lead Spinoff Series

Lewis Collier
November 9, 2018

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.

A new "Star Wars" prequel series is on its way, this time for Walt Disney Co's planned streaming service, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Thursday. The film's original star Diego Luna will topline it as Cassian Andor.

Diego Luna said: "Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me". 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. "I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey".

Disney+ will mine the Pixar character pantheon to create a new animated series based on the Monster's Inc franchise. Director Jon Favreau is spearheading The Mandalorian, an origin story based on the warrior race from which bounty hunters Jango Fett and son Boba Fett sprung. The series will star Tom Hiddleston, who will reprise the role.

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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.

Disney said past year 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.

Disney also confirmed the service is developing a live-action Marvel series focused on Loki, a character from the Avengers.

"We always believed we had the brands and content to be extremely competitive and to thrive alongside Netflix, Amazon, and anyone else in the market", he added.

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