Star Wars fans were finally shown the long-unanswered question of how the Rebel Alliance got their hands on the Death Star blueprints by the end of 2016’s Rogue One, but we also learned that the story didn’t end well for the protagonists, who were all killed by the planet-destroying space station by the movie’s credits.
Now four years later, Disney revealed that Cassian Andor, one of Rogue One’s key protagonists, will be the subject of a prequel series. Andor, a new Disney+ series starring Diego Luna returning to his role as the titular character in a narrative set five years prior to the events of Rogue One, is expected to fill in another tiny gap in the Star Wars universe’s chronology.
In the new series, Andor is a spy for the newly established Rebel Alliance, and the show will chart his path to the finish, which we have already seen. With the show’s production well underway, we’ve seen a few photos and videos emerge from the set, and now a new leaked image offers us our first glimpse at the Empire’s formidable weapons.
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“Star Wars returns with all guns blazing – as a galactic blaster is spotted on set in Scotland. The sinister tank was wheeled out for filming of TV spin-off Andor – rumored to star Ewan McGregor, 50, below, in his role of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. A huge production hub was set up for the shoot at Cruachan Dam on misty Loch Awe, Argyll, 60 miles from Ewan’s hometown of Crieff, Perthshire,” read the post on instagram, with an image from The Scottish Sun newspaper.
It’s unknown if these tanks will be used to their full potential in the series, or if they’re only a premonition of what’s to come later, but either way, they’re a strong reminder of what made the Empire such a powerful force in the original Star Wars trilogy. Whether it’s the Starkill Base from The Force Awakens, the Star Destroyers from The Rise of Skywalker, or the famous and all-powerful Death Star from the original films, the Empire has proved time and time again that it possesses a large array of bases and destroyers capable of destroying whole planets.