Diego Luna will well-known particular person in a new “Primary particular person Wars” sequence for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. The expose will be a prequel to “Rogue One: A Primary particular person Wars Legend.”
Luna will reprise his role as insurrection behold Cassian Andor, the cocky daredevil who helped Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso gain the Loss of life Primary particular person plans within the hit 2016 film. Given that film’s excessive mortality fee, a sequel would had been a advanced proposition.
“Going assist to the ‘Primary particular person Wars’ universe is extremely special for me,” Luna acknowledged in an announcement. “I even have so many recollections of the broad work we did collectively and the relationships I made throughout the fling. Now we have an extra special adventure earlier than us, and this new attractive format will give us the likelihood to stumble on this character more deeply.”
The expose is no doubt one of quite loads of ambitious sequence coming to Disney’s Netflix challenger, which it has christened Disney+. As Diversity first reported, Disney is creating quite loads of exiguous sequence centered on fashioned characters from the Shock Cinematic Universe (or the MCU, because it’s recurrently identified). These reveals could well also simply have actors equivalent to Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen reprising their stout cloak roles as Loki and the Scarlet Witch in programming that debuts on the streaming service. The firm has moreover tapped Jon Favreau to write and government develop any other “Primary particular person Wars” TV sequence titled “The Mandalorian,” which centers on a “lone gunfighter” and his adventures within the a long way reaches of the galaxy.
The “Rogue One” prequel will unfold within the early years of the Insurrection and is described as a “rousing behold thriller.” A unlock date for the sequence has not yet been launched, but manufacturing will originate in 2019. Disney expects to originate its new narrate-to-user service gradual next 12 months. The firm believes that customers are transferring more deeply into the enviornment of subscription streaming and it desires to be there to vacuum up their bucks. Even when firms equivalent to Amazon and Netflix have a head originate, Disney hopes that its suite of brands, which embody not ideal Lucasfilm, but moreover Pixar and Shock, will give it an attend.
“On this technology of unprecedented user alternative, brands matter bigger than ever,” Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger acknowledged on an earnings call with investors because the “Primary particular person Wars” info broke on Thursday.
“We progressively believed we had the brands and stammer material to be extremely competitive and to thrive alongside Netflix, Amazon, and anyone else within the market,” he added.
Luna’s credit rating embody the very un-Disney erotic drama “Y Tu Mamá También,” besides to “Milk” and “Flatliners.” He’ll next appear in “If Beale Avenue Would per chance Discuss” and moreover stars in Woody Allen’s “A Rainy Day in Recent York,” which Amazon would potentially be joyful to promote to Disney’s new streaming service…or any firm that can have it.
Luna will originate taking pictures the “Rogue One” spinoff after he completes work on the next season of Netflix’s “Narcos.”