Rogue One: Diego Luna Hints at Being Digitally De-Aged for Spinoff Series

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Diego Luna is hinting at being digitally de-aged as Cassian Andor in the Rogue One character's upcoming TV spinoff series for Disney Plus. The latest Star Wars personality to nab his own spin-off show in Disney's in-development streaming service, Cassian first debuted in 2015's prequel spinoff film directed by Gareth Edwards, joining a ragtag team led by Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) who ultimately sacrifice their lives for the Rebellion.

Considering that Cassian has been in the fight against the Empire well before the events of Rogue One, there's a sizable window in Star Wars' timeline in which  his TV show could take place. Whether Lucasfilm traces his early years before his father's death or sticks closer to the Rogue One period prior to the movie,  there is a chance that audiences will see a digitally de-aged version of the character. In fact, Luna came close to nearly confirming this during an interview while discussing the upcoming spinoff series.

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While speaking with Variety during the recent Inclusion Summit, Luna opened up about landing his upcoming Star Wars role, which will give him the chance to step back into Cassian's shoes a few years after fans saw his death during the Battle of Scarif. Given the show's timeline - taking place during an as of yet unannounced time period prior to Rogue One - Luna also teased  about the possibility of audiences seeing a younger version of him on the show through digital de-aging technology.

With Disney nearly perfecting their de-aging technology with Marvel Studios' upcoming film, Captain Marvel, utilizing it once again to feature a young Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), it's not outside the realm of possibility that they could soon use it on their streaming service projects - especially for banner brands like Star Wars. One other standout Marvel entry that mastered the de-aging tech was Ant-Man with the younger depiction of Michael Douglas, and it's gotten more impressive since.   

Arguably one of the most compelling Star Wars characters to be introduced in the famed saga's renaissance following Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm, Cassian showed fans a different side of the Rebellion at the height of their conflict with the Empire. Up until then, Star Wars seemed to have only two sides: the light and the dark side. Rogue One, on the other hand, introduced a character that didn't fit either mold. The same can be said for his relationship with K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), a character with a similarly placed moral compass, who could potentially star alongside Luna in the news series.

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Source: Variety

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