Following the ending of the Skywalker Saga on the big screen and The Mandalorian‘s tremendous success on Disney+, Lucasfilm is getting ready for one of its biggest years yet. Boba Fett’s return in The Book of Boba Fett will premier later this year and it will go well into 2022. As for Din Djarin, he will also be back in season 3 of The Mandalorian. But it seems to be the return of fan-favorite characters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor, last seen on the big screen, that keeps getting the biggest amount of attention.
Both characters will lead their own Disney+ show, with Andor, a 12-episode series, set to debut earlier in the year. Lead actor Diego Luna, making his return to the Star Wars universe following 2016’s Rogue One, when addressing the show doesn’t shy away from just how excited he is to bring the character back, and the possibilities that might come with it. The interconnectivity we often witness in Star Wars, as previsouly reported, will most likely allow for several familiar faces to show up either in brief cameos or slighty bigger roles. Luna, while speaking to Deadline, seems to confirm just that saying, “you’ll definitely see familiar faces.”
There have also been several reports dating back to January 2021 regarding who might and who might not be showing up on Andor, the first being that Alan Tudyk will unfortunatelly not be reprising his role as K-2SO. There are also some more positive rumours regarding special appearances. Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Kennic, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera (apparently leaked by Stellan Skarsgård), Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano and even Ewan McGregor as the aforementioned Obi-Wan Kenobi. With Andor having 12 episodes, we wouldn’t put it past Lucasfilm to be able to incorporate into the show’s storyline a number of these names in order o bring in fans from all quadrants of the Star Wars fandom, something Luna is clearly hinting at.
Andor doesn’t yet have an official realease date for its Disney+ premiere, but with filming done we should expect it to debut in the first half of 2022, after The Book of Boba Fett airs.