These Important (and Familiar) ‘Star Wars’ Characters Should Be In The Cassian Andor Disney+ Series
Even though the Skywalker saga ended, Star Wars is still going very strong. The Mandalorian is already shooting its second season, The Clone Wars’ final season is set to premiere in February, and there is more in the works. Not to mention the two Disney+ shows already in development: the one about Obi-Wan Kenobi and the other about Cassian Andor.
While we really only know where they fall in the Star Wars timeline, some “leaks” keep popping up. And while there’s still a lot of the plot we don’t know, there are two familiar characters that need to be a part of the Cassian Andor’s series.
Cassian Andor’s series is reportedly about his past and how he got involved with the Rebellion
If you’ve seen Rogue One, you know that the ending makes it impossible for a Cassian spin-off to happen afterward. So, rumor has it that it will specifically focus on how Cassian (played by Diego Luna) became a part of the Rebel Alliance. Discussing Film previously reported as such. They also wrote that Lucasfilm is casting 9-year-old and 13-year-old version of Cassian and a 9-year-old version of his sister.
Now, a new rumor from the Twitter account @moredisneyplus seems to corroborate that report, too. “The series will follow the adventures of Cassian during the formative years of the rebellion before the events of Rogue One,” they wrote. “We’ll meet the people who influenced Cassian as a teen and as an adult, including his sister.” Based on that quote, his hardened Rebel exterior, and the casting call, something happened to his family and sister that turns him into a Rebel.
You’d have to show Bail Organa when talking about the Cassian’s part in the Rebel Alliance
Cassian Andor’s journey to the position of Captain of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, which is what he is when you meet him in Rogue One, is a long one. He started as a child soldier during the Clone Wars, according to the Rogue One novel. He then went on to be a pilot and Intelligence officer for the Rebellion in different factions of the movement. This included being a Fulcrum recruitment agent. Fulcrum was the codename used by several in the Rebel Alliance and was often in charge of recruiting and training others for the cause. They were directly tied to Bail Organa, a central player in the Rebel Alliance.
You might remember him from the prequels and Rogue One, portrayed by Jimmy Smits. He’s Princess Leia’s adoptive father and former Senator of Alderaan. Even after the Clone Wars, when the Republic is turned into the Empire by Palpatine, Bail Organa remains a Jedi sympathizer and is a co-founder for the Rebel Alliance. His devotion to the cause is seen in Star Wars Rebels when he sends supplies and in the Ahsoka novel when he sets out to warn Jedi about specific attacks. You can see the beginnings of his operation in that book, too. Since Cassian works closely with them and still works with Bail in Rogue One, it only makes sense to bring him back.
And Ahsoka Tano has to be mentioned, at least
The Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano is insanely popular among Star Wars fans, even though she’s only ever been in animated form. She is immensely crucial to Star Wars as a whole and was a key player in the Rebel Alliance. A year after the events of Revenge of the Sith, Ahsoka was spurred back into fighting against the Empire. She came across Bail Organa and joined his Rebellion efforts.
At the end of her novel, she decides to take an actual position with the Alliance and creates the Fulcrum codename. She’s the first operative with this name, setting up the line of others to follow. Even the symbol associated with this code is her Togruta facial markings. To have Cassian’s story focus on his beginnings means Fulcrum has to be mentioned. An Ahsoka live-action cameo or role would also be very welcome, too.