Bless the maker! Since the saber was passed over to the house of mouse, Star Wars has far expanded just the main episodic saga. That said, despite Disney becoming an Empire themselves in charge of this successful (if sometimes controversial) new generation of Star Wars, the innovator himself George Lucas has not been entirely absent from it, corresponding with filmmakers on Rogue One and The Mandalorian for instance, but if rumours are to be believed, George just might have been caught in a tractor beam and be heading back to his creation.
Floated some time back last year and since being called a myth by some, George Lucas is still being rumoured to be returning behind the scenes, as he is supposedly penning some episodes for the much anticipated Andor series, landing on Disney+ in 2022. Adding some fuel to these flames is the fact that insidethemagic.net is reporting it to be the case, and in fact Lucas is listed as a writer on the Andor series production credits on IMDB. Obviously firm confirmations have yet to be made but much like a returning Jedi master hacking his way through Dark Troopers, we would certainly welcome the Godfather of Star Wars back with open arms.
Speaking of returns though, the rumours do not end there, as Ewan McGregor - who is all set for his long-awaited return in Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi - is also being rumoured to play a big part in the Andor show. And according to The Illuminerdi, it will be a recurring and sizeable role on the series, with speculation being that Obi-Wan Kenobi will help to connect the universes depicted in these shows and be an aid of sorts to the budding Rebellion. We await further details but if all this is in fact true, the Andor series is becoming more star-studded than a Max Rebo Band concert at Jabba’s Palace.
And as we mention all this speculation, lets actually get a little confirmation in, as Game of Thrones star Indira Varma has officially being announced as joining the cast for Obi-Wan Kenobi. Details on her part obviously remain tightly under wraps but as we approach the series’ 2022 release, we’ll undoubtedly get a clearer picture of her character. But what we know right now is that she is a very interesting piece of casting and will join McGregor and Hayden Christensen (back as Darth Vader) in the series.
What an increasingly exciting time to be a Star Wars fan.