A new casting rumor is circulating about Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars: Andor series. The 12-episode Andor series is set 5 years before the events of Rogue One in the early days of the Rebellion versus the Empire and is defined as a “tense nail-biting spy thriller.” It will see the return of Diego Luna in the main role.
The new casting rumor reveals that we might also see the comeback of a villain from the sequel trilogy. If you don’t want to know any more than that, then I recommend you stop reading now.
Making Star Wars is reporting that Andy Serkis has been cast in the Disney+ series. As you know, Serkis played the villain Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. With Serkis possibly coming back in the film, there’s a great chance that Snoke will come back in some way.
There are many Snokes in the Star Wars universe. The report points out, “When did Palpatine begin playing puppet master to soulless bodies? Was Snoke an original being Darth Sidious cloned or was he created from ‘scratch?’” They go on to speculate that “there is a chance Serkis could play the original being Palpatine took the DNA from.”
There’s also a chance that Serkis might not be playing Snoke at all. He could be playing a completely different character. His likeness was never used in the films, so it’s not like Lucasfilm couldn’t bring him back to play someone else. That’s definitely a big possibility.
Luna teased, “You’ll definitely see familiar faces,” Luna told Deadline. “I can tell you about this project like no other because I can’t spoil the ending if you’ve seen [Rogue One] already. No matter what I say, I can’t ruin the ending.”
The series also stars Genevieve O’Reilly, who will reprise her role as Mon Mothma (Rogue One, Tin Can), Denise Gough (Collett, Angels in America), and Kyle Soller (Anna Karenina, The Titan), and it was also previously announced that Stellan Skarsgard (Thor, Good Will Hunting) has joined the series, along with Adria Arjona (6 Underground). Jimmy Smits and Alistair Petrie were also in talks to join as Bail Organa and General Draven. Alan Tudyk will eventually join the series as his droid character K-2SO, but he will not appear in the first season.