Though Gareth Edwards may have sole director credit for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, news had it that Lucasfilm had brought in Tony Gilroy to do some heavy reshoots for the third act. What’s interesting is, it looks like Gilroy is going to be working on Star Wars a bit longer.
As per Variety, Lucasfilm has hired Gilory again for their upcoming Disney+ show centered on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor. Gilroy is said to be writing and directing the pilot, but showrunner duties will still belong to Stephen Schiff.
We don’t have an official plot for the series yet, but it’s said to focus on Cassian’s Rebel days before the events of Rogue One. Besides the return of Luna, the show is also going to bring back Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO. Hopefully we get to see some more Rebel heroes; personally I would love to see some X-Wing pilots return like Biggs Darklighter, Wedge Antilles, or Jek Porkins.
For now, everyone is waiting on the premiere of The Mandalorian which will be available on launch of Disney+. Based on previews, the trailers look amazing, but there’s still a lot of pressure for the show to deliver. After all, it looks like Star Wars is dropping the anthology film direction and focusing on Disney+ projects.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if this is for the better or worse of the franchise.
Catch The Mandalorian when it debuts on Disney+ on Nov. 12.