The prequel of Rogue One & # 39; could bring fan favorites from all parts of the larger franchise.
The Star Wars Milky Way can be ready for an explosion from the past in more than one way.
On Thursday, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the upcoming Disney + streaming service would contain a new one Star Wars live-action series starring Diego & # 39; s rebel spy Cassian Andor, first introduced on the big screen in 2016 & # 39; s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The prospect of seeing Cassian Andor at the beginning of the rebellion was something that was enthusiastically greeted by fans, not least because of the ability to see more of one of the most compelling members of the Rebel Alliance in happier times.
The new series will not only be an opportunity to see more Cassian Andor, however; by setting the show Revenge of the Sith and A new hope, all kinds of cameo & # 39; s and guest appearances of existing ones Star Wars characters will be possible. Here are five faces of a galaxy far, far away that have to appear in the new series, which goes together with Favreau & # 39; s The Mandalorian as the second Star Wars series comes for Disney +
As an existing character Star Wars the mythology should appear next to Cassian, it is his gruff robot-mate played by Alan Tudyk Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Depending on which point in the timeline the series will take place, Cassian has already re-programmed the Imperial Security Droid (an event that was already seen in a tie in a comic book) and created his own Odd Couple-like work arrangement. Depending on the cost of animating the droid for each episode, the use of K-2 as a normal foil for Andor is only worthwhile; after all, it is not that Cassian is a particularly talkative character on his own, and the droid sidekick makes him a much more attractive, charming leader. Plus … it would not just be more Star Wars-y?
As a prequel for Rogue One, the new series will probably be set in the same time period as the animated one Star Wars: rebels, making all those shows are fooled into what their live action debuts would be. Of the many characters in the series one especially deserves a cameo in Cassian's series: Ahsoka Tano, which actually debuted in the previous Clone Wars animated series, and has been a regular fan favorite ever since. Even better: in the existing mythology, around the period of the new series, Ahsoka was a secret informant of the rebellion, who worked under the code name Fulcrum. Does not that sound like someone who bumps into a secret agent like Cassian? For bonus points, it is worth remembering that Ahsoka is also a former Jedi Padawan, and it would never hurt to have someone who knows how to use a light saber on the show.
Grand Admiral Thrawn
Originally included in the (now extended) Expanded Universe, Thrawn was officially introduced Star Wars canon in the Star Wars: rebels animated series, as one of the few non-people in a high position in the empire – a sign of how ruthless and evil he is. Another long-standing character that is loved by fans, Thrawn has also appeared in two novels by Del Rey Books, as well as a Marvel comic book that offers the canonical version of its origins, but he has never appeared in a live action project. The commander of the seventh fleet, he is powerful enough to act as the great villain of the whole series of Cassian as the forces that should make it happen – and all that it would cost, a lot of dark blue body paint and some red contact would be lenses. But he could be that to Far above the imperial food chain to make it in the show?
Reveal the last minute at the end of Solo: a Star Wars story has established that Darth Maul is the head of a criminal empire in the period before the original Star Wars film while failing Solo at the checkout it has been unlikely that a sequel to that plot will appear on the big screen. That makes him – and the whole of the Crimson Dawn syndicate – certainly a fair game to discover elsewhere, and where is better than a series placed in the same time period and in the underworld that a crime syndicate would thrive? Those who have paid attention to the Star Wars: rebels series know that he has to go to the world of Malachor anyway; the only question is, how did it happen? If we are lucky, we may be able to put an end to that whole story about Qi & # 39; ra running away to join Maul at the head of the table.
Another dangling thread from Solo ripe for discovery is everything that happened to Enfys Nest, leader of a group of pirates that ends the movie to start – or at least play an important role in – the rebellion. It is a canon that she gave the stolen coaxium to Saw Gerrera Rogue Onebut what happened to Nest and her fellow Cloud Riders after that? There is a practical reason why something about Enfys Nest has never been said after the events of Solo – it was only made in the most recent film – but that does not mean that no cause and story can be told in the universe either.