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“I’m right here as a result of ‘Andor’ is being celebrated, and ‘Andor’ occurs to be part of the ‘Star Wars’ household,” Luna instructed IndieWire on the Critics Alternative Awards. “Nevertheless it’s its personal factor, you already know?”

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To many “Star Wars” followers, “Andor” represents one of many first actual examples of Disney’s expanded “Star Wars” universe residing as much as its potential. When the corporate first acquired Lucasfilm, there was loads of pleasure surrounding its promise to discover extra obscure characters in a galaxy far, distant by movie and tv initiatives outdoors of the flagship trilogies. However whereas there have definitely been crucial excessive factors, most of the earlier Disney-produced spinoffs have been dismissed as little greater than retreads of the franchise’s best hits.

However not “Andor.” The Tony Gilroy-helmed collection has earned overwhelming crucial reward for its uncompromising portrayal of impoverished individuals within the “Star Wars” universe residing underneath the rule of an oppressive Empire. Whereas so many earlier “Star Wars” initiatives have adopted heroes destined for nice issues, “Andor” focuses on the on a regular basis lives of the individuals most affected by the Empire’s evil deeds. The combat for freedom has been current in virtually each “Star Wars” movie, however “Andor” differentiated itself by exhibiting the brutal particulars of what its characters are literally combating towards.

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It’s a distinction that has not been misplaced on Diego Luna, who performs Cassian Andor on the present. Talking to IndieWire on the crimson carpet of the Critics Alternative Awards, the actor expressed his gratitude that Gilroy and his group have been capable of make such a singular undertaking that would nonetheless exist throughout the bigger “Star Wars” universe.

“When individuals speak about ‘Star Wars’ as one factor, it’s too heavy,” Luna stated. “I’m right here as a result of ‘Andor’ is being celebrated, and ‘Andor’ occurs to be part of the ‘Star Wars’ household. Nevertheless it’s its personal factor, you already know? And that’s one of many causes ‘Andor’ has been so celebrated, as a result of it’s completely different. It’s its personal. It’s precisely what we wished to do. And it feels nice and peculiar on the similar time. As a result of we’re part of ‘Star Wars,’ however we’re completely different from anything that ‘Star Wars’ brings. And I assume I’m simply very fortunate to have such freedom in a present that’s a part of ‘Star Wars.’”

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