Star Wars: Andor Set Photo Shows The Empire at Familiar Rogue One Location

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, Rogue One Star Wars poster

The Star Wars franchise is set to expand through various small-screen offerings on Disney+, giving fans a chance to dive deeper into the lore of the Skywalker Saga. One of those shows is Andor , which will see the return of Diego Luna's Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story .

The series is set five years before Rogue One , and it will explore the early days of the Rebel Alliance through the perspective of Cassian. Despite knowing the main premise and its place in the Skywalker Saga timeline, exact plot details are still being kept under wraps. However, it was teased that the show will have a vibe similar to The Empire Strikes Back .

Production is currently ongoing for Andor in the United Kingdom, with numerous set photos being unearthed by eagle-eyed fans on social media. Some photos tease the inclusion of the Empire while several hint that the series will be a planet-hopping adventure .

Now, new evidence suggests that Andor will go back to a familiar location that was featured in Rogue One .


Twitter user @davidintheforce1 uncovered evidence that Andor is filming a scene in London's Canary Wharf station.

The image shows several extras wearing white Imperial Military uniforms, indicating The Empire's presence in the series.

As pointed out by Twitter user @JibbaJabb , the Canary Wharf underground station was already used as a filming location by another Star Wars project in the form of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story .

London's Canary Wharf Station
London's Canary Wharf Station

In the 2016 film, the location was featured when Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and K-2SO were seen running from stormtroopers inside an Imperial base. This was the path that led toward the plans of the Death Star.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Based on what's been revealed so far, it has been established that Andor will showcase the rise and the power of the Empire throughout the galaxy. That being said, a look inside one of their bases should solidify that aspect.

Going back to film inside a familiar location like the Canary Wharf station could simply serve as an Easter egg for hardcore fans of Rogue One , but there might be another reason why the crew behind Andor decided to use the underground setting again.

In a previous interview with Timeout , Rogue One location scout David O'Reilly said that the Canary Wharf station is a perfect fit for “a space transport hub” because it looks “futuristic.”

While it can be viewed as a matter of convenience for the crew of Andor , using the location again should maintain continuity for the 2016 Star Wars film.

It's no secret that the general villain of Andor is the Empire, but the specific individual who will be targeting Cassian and the Rebels is still unknown. It's possible that the base of operations of that mysterious Imperial officer will be stationed in this location.

This is strongly supported by the presence of personnel wearing white Imperial officer uniforms, seemingly hinting that a high-ranking official will soon cause trouble for Cassian and his troops.

Given the inclusion of an Imperial base, there's also a chance that major Imperial figures like Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, and even Emperor Palpatine will make a brief appearance to further cement the Empire's grasp on the galaxy.

Andor is poised to deliver surprising elements that have yet to be discovered in the Skywalker Saga, and it's safe to say that some of those will include secrets of the Empire.

Andor is set to be released sometime in 2022 on Disney+.

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- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.