Cassian’s search for his sister was an early motivation for the character in the early parts of Andor. Now we have the views of Diego Luna on Cassian’s search. In this interview I think Luna may be hinting that search is never completed. We know what ultimate fate Cassian Andor has in the Star Wars Universe. Ergo, there won’t be much time one would think for a conclusion to that search. However who knows? Andor Season 2 will cover around 4 years of time before we get to Rogue One.
In a recent interview with Collider about Season 1 and the fact Season 2 has now begun filming, the outlet asked Luna about Cassian’s search for his sister and whether that’s over? Here is what Luna had to say.
“I don’t think so. I don’t think it’s over. I don’t think it’s ever over. I don’t think it’s over in Rogue One, because I see that as one thing. It’s like the feeling, it’s one of those things that kind of follow every decision you make, or never letting [go] anymore, not again. That kind of thing. And I think that’s behind the decision of that last mission, that suicide mission in Rogue One. That’s for her. That’s for Maarva, that’s for his people, for his community. I love the arc that Tony has built, and the arc ends in Rogue One, not in Season 2. I think it’s going to be quite amazing to watch Rogue One after you see Season 2. I think you’ll see a different film. For sure, you’ll understand the character from a different perspective, and you’ll be with him in a different way.”
For me, the fact Luna says he doesn’t think it’s over in Rogue One tells me that search is not completed in Season 2. I actually prefer this to having some kind of reunion, or finding a horrible fate for his lost sibling. I like the idea that he may still make inquiries about her in Season 2, but he’ll never get an answer. As Luna says, this adds to the weight of Cassian’s sacrifice in Rogue One. The scene works better if Cassian thinks his sister is alive out there, somewhere, in my opinion.
Andor has definitely made me look at Rogue One with different eyes. Though, for now I feel like I want to wait till I finish Season 2 before I watch that movie again.
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