Creator Tony Gilroy comments on whether he’d return to Star Wars after Andor Season 2, plus teases what to expect from Season 2 in a recent interview. Gilroy who is showrunner of Andor spoke with THR following the Season 1 finale. After the critical claim for Andor, the fans who love it, like I do, want to know whether Gilroy will ever be back in the GFFA? For now, Gilroy isn’t ruling anything out, but at the same time, it’s not something he’d normally do.
“I literally could not even begin to answer that. There’s no way to know that. It certainly doesn’t feel that way to me. It seems like at the end of the five years, I’m going to want to go do something else. I mean, I always like to do something else. I’ve never tried to do the same thing again, but I wouldn’t say never or no or anything. But what I know for sure is I don’t know.”
As for what to expect in Andor Season 2, Gilroy teased some answers, whilst not giving too much away. Of course we know that where this story ends is the movie Rogue One. Ergo, that post credit tease is important to Season 2 as the Death Star remains the big threat to the fledgling Rebellion at this time.
“It’ll still be the looming threat. Rogue One is all about discovering what it is. [Season two is] about who picks up the final breadcrumbs that lead to the beginning of Rogue One. In Rogue One, Cassian goes to the Ring of Kafrene to meet Tivik, who is from Saw’s group, and he says, “Oh my God, it’s a planet killer.” Cassian knows some shit, but he’s looking for answers. So we’ll [cover] the breadcrumbs that lead up to that, sure. But we have a situation where Cassian will never know that what he was building is actually the machine that’s going to kill him.”
It’s good to know Gilroy isn’t looking to hammer home the post credit scene in Season 2. Cassian should only vaguely know about the Death Star until he learns more details in the movie, and he certainly should never know that he was building the weapon in prison.
Gilroy then went on to explain how Season 2 will work in terms of timeline. As we’ve known for a while, there will be bigger time jumps in Season 2 between story blocks.
“They are actually super condensed. They’re like three days, four days, two weeks, four days. They’re really tight. It’s cool that way. That’s what’s exciting about it. You can go away for a year, come back for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and then jump a year. So they won’t be spread out. It won’t be like block two takes place over another year. So they’re very concentrated, which is fun. And then you have to account for all the negative space and what happened in the interim.”
For now I am just excited to see Andor Season 2, because I loved Season 1. In my humble opinion Andor is the best we’ve had since the original movies. I would therefore love to see Gilroy eventually come back to the GFFA. However I also understand there needs to be the passion, and that Gilroy has other ideas away from Star Wars. Hopefully though, given the praise Andor has garnered, he will consider a new idea and come back eventually, even if we have to wait a while.
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