'Andor': Diego Luna explains lack of Jedis or lightsabers on the show, 'It's regular people surviving very dark times'

'It's about that need for people to unite, to articulate a reaction that involves the community,' Diego Luna explained

'Andor': Diego Luna explains lack of Jedis or lightsabers on the show, 'It's regular people surviving very dark times'
Diego Luna and Stellan Skarsgard will be starring in the upcoming series 'Andor' (Disney+)
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It's not just the absence of aliens in 'Andor' that generated the buzz ahead of the series' premiere later this September, but also that there were no Jedis, none of the Force, or any lightsabers. Diego Luna explained these with a simple answer that also provides an insight into how the spy thriller is darker than any of the previous content that Star Wars has dished out.

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Speaking to Collider, Luna explained what made 'Andor' one of the much-awaited blockbusters and why it was different from a conventional Star Wars show. "It is a show about the people on both sides. It's quite unfair, I mean, I understand why, but it's quite unfair to call it 'Andor' because it's pretty much an ensemble piece where people matters and storylines are important," he said. "The people you'll meet here are just regular people surviving in very dark times of the galaxy, on both sides. In the Empire, in that bureaucratic system that doesn't allow people to be themselves, where they're just numbers," he added.

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He went on to say, "Then you have these other people surviving oppression in very hardcore moments. It's about that need for people to unite, to articulate a reaction that involves the community. It's about the strength of the community. I think it's a pretty pertinent story, also, these days. This long format, I mean, I grew up watching the film. I wanted to do a film. I've done film all my life, but I tell you one thing, the freedom that this long format has brought to us is quite unique because we can ambition to be, yes, the action and adventure story that Star Wars wants you to be."

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The official synopsis for the much-awaited prequel to 'Rogue One' reads, "The Andor series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero."

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'Andor' premieres September 21 on Disney+ with three episodes followed by a new episode weekly.

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