The following incorporates spoilers for Andor Season 1, Episode1, at the moment streaming on Disney+.
With Andor lastly streaming on Disney+, Star Wars followers would inevitably draw comparisons between Cassian Andor’s character on the sequence and his earlier look in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It so occurs that the primary episode of the sequence options an introductory scene that may outline Cassian’s journey all through the primary three episodes, and it mirrors the scene that launched Cassian in Rogue One.
Andor was Rogue One‘s most nuanced character. An particular person with a troubled previous, he sees himself on the trail to assist the Rebel Alliance steal the plans that may assist destroy the Death Star. But he was additionally an anti-hero. It was a darker aspect to the Rebellion, one which explored the extremes of preventing evil, but additionally one thing Star Wars hadn’t proven earlier than. Creator Tony Gilroy, who helped full Rogue One‘s rewrites and reshoots, noticed the potential for this aspect of the story. While creating the sequence, the filmmakers went to lengths to guarantee the tone of Rogue One can be maintained on the sequence, the grittier aspect of Star Wars that felt more true and extra actual.
No surprise that sure facets of that aspect would once more be explored in an effort to inform the story. To keep these facets, the primary episode of Andor featured the same scene to that of Rogue One. When Cassian was launched within the film, he is seen assembly Tivik, an informant that informed him a few defected pilot with vital details about a “planet killer” weapon. But the assembly was interrupted by Stormtroopers, and whereas Cassian moved to kill them, alerting different guards, Tivik panicked, as he is unable to flee the scene. Andor tried to reassure him every thing can be alright, earlier than capturing him.
On the opposite hand, the sequence started with Andor in search of his sister, who he had not seen since his childhood on his house planet, Kenari. He traveled to Morlana One, following a lead a few lady from Kenari who was noticed there. He didn’t discover her, however he did encounter two squad commanders who sought to use their superiority by attempting to steal from him. Andor moved to defend himself, unintentionally killing considered one of them, leaving the opposite pleading for his life. Andor killed him and fled the scene and the planet.
Both scenes had been fairly comparable in the way in which Andor offers with the state of affairs, and it revealed a cycle of conduct that remained true to his character all through his journey. The first three episodes of Andor befell 5 years earlier than the occasions of Rogue One, however Cassian remained a darkish hero. By killing the guards, he arrange what comes subsequent within the sequence, but additionally he revealed part of himself that may change into used to doing the worst issues to pursue the higher good. The two scenes accomplished one another.
On a grander scale, it additionally served to attract the parallels between the movie and the sequence, since a lot is definitely rooted in how Rogue One influenced the present Star Wars period. The similarities between the scenes present how filmmakers are staying true to the origins of the character, whereas on the identical time looking for to go deeper into his previous and the way he turns into a insurgent for the Alliance.
The first three episodes of Andor at the moment are streaming on Disney+, with new episodes premiering Wednesdays.