Talking to SYFY, Diego Luna talks about his disappointment at the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
“When I saw the film the first time, I was so disappointed at the end,” Luna admitted. “And not because of the film,” the actor clarified.
Luna said watching the final film was when he really processing that Andor and Erso’s suicide mission on Scarif to collect the Death Star blueprints was the end of his time to play in the Star Wars universe…or, so he thought at the time.
“My son said, ‘But that’s it, Dad. Right? That’s it,’” the actor recounted about his post screening dialogue with his then eight-year old. “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 realized that a character I loved, and a universe I couldn’t care more about [was done]. But the tone of our film, it pays honor 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.”
Diego Luna will reprise his role as Cassian Andor for a new series for Disney+ in an as yet untitled project with Alan Tudyk as K-2SO.