All of the latest Star Wars buzz is revolving around The Mandalorian, and rightfully so. The second season of the hit series debuted just last week, and it's already smashed Disney+ viewership records. With the recent release of "Chapter 10: The Passenger," the popularity of the show is continuing to surge to new heights.
But, there are other Star Wars projects in the works as well. While the third season of The Mandalorian won't begin production until December, the Cassian Andor series has already begun pre-production, and filming is imminent. The Rogue One spinoff series has opened the door for many familiar faces to once again appear in live-action, but one actor's recent comments have revealed one character we won't be seeing...
"No... of course, it's possible, because of the role I played in [Rogue One]. I'm respecting the filmmakers, I'm not trying to be clever in terms of 'I'd love to say something but I can't, I've signed an NDA'... it's nothing to do with any of that."
The actor went on to say that he would love to reprise the role:
"If the storytelling allows me to appear in it, then I would in a heartbeat. I love the personnel and the possibility of the stories they could tell around Diego's character."
Check out the full interview below!
WHAT THIS MEANS
There we have it, folks. No General Draven in Cassian Andor, at least for the moment.
Given the relationship that Draven and Cassian seemed to have in Rogue One, it seems highly likely that the general could make an appearance on the show at some point. To that end, the question would be, when? While it's largely assumed that Andor will span multiple seasons, there hasn't really been any official word on the duration of the series' run. Should the show be limited to one season, Draven probably won't appear at all.
We didn't see much of him, but Draven was an interesting character in Rogue One. Star Wars has always presented the rebels as benevolent and principled, but the general represents the darker side of the Alliance that commits egregious, yet necessary, acts to remain in operation.
Cassian served as a Fulcrum agent for the Rebellion in his early days, and it's not currently known who he answered to. At some point, Draven became his commanding officer, and Andor's promotion to captain might bring the general into the series. The man's story ends at the hands of Darth Vader, but his significance to the Rebel Alliance can't be understated. As the world of Cassian Andor grows, so too will it's cast - and General Draven will be ready to join the fold.