'Andor': Will the Rebellion's origin be explained? Genevieve O'Reilly says Empire's opposition wasn't formed yet

'We have a very, burgeoning whisper of rebellion in this, but they are not connected in any way. There is no central force. They are so disparate,' O'Reilly said

'Andor': Will the Rebellion's origin be explained? Genevieve O'Reilly says Empire's opposition wasn't formed yet
Genevieve O'Reilly as rebel leader Mon Mothma in a still from 'Andor' (Disney+)
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'Andor' star Genevieve O'Reilly shared an interesting thought ahead of the show's release and it had to do with the formation of the Rebellion. The series which serves as a prequel to 'Rogue One' where a string of Rebel spies try to acquire the Death Star plans will now be in focus. In 'Andor', the spotlight is on Diego Luna's Cassian who goes from petty thief to the captain of the Rebellion.

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O'Reilly, who plays Mon Mothma in 'Andor', spoke to Collider about how the series will show a Rebellion that was still in the works and was yet to be the resistance to Palpatine's Empire. "And that's the world we're in investing in with Andor, this spy thriller corner of the Star Wars world," she said. "But at the time we meet them is a time I don't think we've really discovered much or wrestled with much within the timeline of Star Wars. And that is where there is not quite a rebellion yet. We're so used to having the empire versus rebellion. We have a very, burgeoning whisper of rebellion in this, but they are not connected in any way. There is no central force. They are so disparate."

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She also added, "There is an understanding that there is an oppressive regime, that Palpatine is marching forward on that road to autocracy that we recognize, but there is no collective rebellion at this stage. It's a bit murkier. We're playing in a world where it's less black and white, where characters have to really wade within gray areas in order to reach each other."

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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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