Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Diego Luna has revealed that he was "so disappointed" with the film's ending – but not because he didn't like it.
It's actually because, after his character Cassian Andor and his small team of Rebels were killed in a suicide mission to steal the Death Star plans, the actor thought his time in the Star Wars universe was over.
“When I saw the film the first time, I was so disappointed at the end,” he said. “And not because of the film," he told SYFY WIRE.
“My son said, ‘But that's it, Dad. Right? That's it'. And I go, ‘Well, yes. That's the thing about this film.’ Even though I knew, and I understood, I think that's the moment where I really got it.
"I really realised that a character I loved, and a universe I couldn't care more about [was done]. But the tone of our film, it pays honour to, I believe, the best times of this universe. And obviously, I say the best because it's when I was open and ready to receive that. Those [Star Wars] films left a very deep mark on me, as [the] audience, and as a filmmaker."
But little did Luna know at the time, he'd get to reprise his character in a prequel series for the Disney+ streaming service, where he'll once again be working alongside reprogrammed Empire droid K-2SO (Alan Tudyk).
Speaking of his delight to be exploring Cassian's backstory for television, Luna said: “[TV is] where you have time to develop, to see characters and do stuff that film won't allow us. And, I think the proximity, sometimes, with the audience becomes so much more profound; the connection.”
On reuniting Tudyk for the series, he added: "That dynamic with Alan was so special, and it's going to be fun to keep playing."
The Cassian Andor prequel series is expected to drop some time in 2020, with Disney+ launching on November 12.
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