In a matter of weeks, Star Wars fans will be able to sink their teeth intoAndoron Disney+. The series is a direct sequel to Star Wars: Rogue One, followed by Diego Luna's Cassian Andor who was filmed in the 2016 big-screen film.
Andorwill continue to change the tone fromRogue One, with Tony Gilroy's "heavy edges" of the Star Wars universe being a focus of showrunners. This weekend, the streaming series will apparently fill in some gaps left in the Star Wars story.
This is a difficult process for moving around differentelements of an ever-expanding intergalactic narrative. And Gilroy has spoken out onAndor's role in the timeline and how difficult it was to not go on too many toes of other titles in the galaxy far, away.
Canon's Place in the Star Wars Of Andor
Tony Gilroy, the filmmaker, spoke with Empire Magazine about his commitment to working within the established Star Wars canon and the limitations that he has.
Gilroy said that he relishes the fact that everyone knows the conclusion of Andor's story, remarking that"limitations like that are liberating. While some might consider using the same time period as other projects (including Star Wars Rebels), Gilroy noted that while "canon might be happening"elsewhere in the galaxy, what's happening for the characters inAndor"is a completely different:
Were really in the kitchen with these people, so canon might be happening off stage, but what's going on for them is completely different. Every day our aspiration in every department, every weapon, and every sideburn is always how to make it happen. "
He stated that inside Star Wars there are "four or five levels of canon," so he just went to their "[Star Wars Lore Advisor] Pablo Hidalgo."
Gilroy said that "everybody has their own rebellion," specifically calling out Mon Mothma in the series. He added that the series includes "really interesting things," about her: "Everybody has their own rebellion."
Mon Mothma has her own rebellion. As the show continues, people will learn a lot more about that, because there are a few things that were going to say about her. "We aim to have as many varieties as you possibly can, and Mon Mothma has her own rebellion.
Gilroy stated that they are not"reversing the canon or anything"but is intending to reveal what these characters were "really about:"
It's not that a canon or something would just be telling you that, wow, you had no idea what some people were really about - and perhaps you don't understand why she is doing it."
Tony Gilroy Teases the Fans.
Canon today is a dangerous subject to shake. One misstep and a certain number of fanswill be knocking on the door, pitchforks in hand. This is why Tony Gilroy appears to be treading in tandem with its continuity strategy.
He seesAndor's place in the Star Wars universe as a function of an opportunity rather than a goal that will keep him safe. There are certainly other things going on elsewhere in the world at this time, but that doesn't have to affect anything in this series.
The enormousness of the Star Wars universe is a factor that can help you. Sure, the Star Wars: Rebelscrew may be off doing something off in one corner, but that doesn't have to have an impact (at least right now) on the events ofAndor.
On Disney+, Star Wars: Andordebuts will be released on September 21.