A Rogue One Prequel Like Andor Was 'A Joke' On-Set, Says Diego Luna
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Fortunately for everyone involved, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” proved to be a major commercial and critical success when it was released in December 2016. Not only did the film go on to gross over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, but it still holds an impressive 84% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes. That score makes it one of the higher rated “Star Wars” films that has ever been released, and it’s clear that the success of “Rogue One” helped Lucasfilm, Diego Luna, and writer Tony Gilroy find the confidence to make a prequel like “Andor.”

For its part, “Andor” has gone on to receive even more acclaim than “Rogue One.” As a matter of fact, the series’ current 96% Tomatometer score makes it the highest-rated live-action “Star Wars” title on Rotten Tomatoes. While the show’s 12-episode first season takes place a few years before “Rogue One” as well, it’s been said that “Andor” Season 2 will close the narrative gap between the series and its 2016 predecessor. As a result, “Andor” will serve a similar role in the “Star Wars” franchise that “Rogue One” does. Much like how that film’s ending leads into the start of “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope,” the conclusion of “Andor” Season 2 is expected to directly set up the opening scenes of “Rogue One.”

In the meantime, it’s worth noting that “Star Wars” fans aren’t the only ones who hold “Andor” and “Rogue One” in high regard. During his “Actors on Actors” conversation with Luna, Hayden Christensen revealed that he was also impressed by the two titles. “[‘Rogue One’] was one of my favorite ‘Star Wars’ films,” Christensen told Luna, “And ‘Andor,’ I think, is so successful, too.”

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