“Cassian Andor,” “Shazam 2” Ready Shoots

Cassian Andor Shazam 2 Ready Shoots

“Y Tu Mama Tambien” and “Narcos: Mexico” star Diego Luna has revealed that the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” prequel series, a currently untitled Disney+ streaming series prequel centered on his Cassian Andor character, will shoot this year.

The series will follow the rebel spy’s adventures during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of “Rogue One” as he sets out on daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. Alan Tudyk will reprise his role as the former Imperial enforcer droid K-2SO.

Speaking with “Entertainment Tonight” (via CBM), Luna confirmed:

“We are doing it this year, it’s happening, and I’m getting ready for it. It is really cool to tell a story where you already know the ending. It is a different approach because of the beauty and it’s how things happen. It’s not just what happens. It’s not the typical way of approaching a story. It’s about how things happen, which in fact, is the same that happened in Rogue One. You know the ending, but you don’t know how it happened, and we have that challenge in front of us again, which is exciting.”

Tony Gilroy, who helmed the “Rogue One” reshoots, reportedly rewrote the pilot episode for the series and will direct several episodes. Stephen Schaffer (“The Americans”) will serve as showrunner.

In other production news, Warner Bros. Pictures is reportedly aiming for a July start to begin production on the “Shazam” sequel says Geeks Worldwide. Henry Gayden is penning the script.