Here is some cool news! If you’re looking for discounted The Vintage Collection figures, head to your local Ollie’s store. I just got back and found a dozen of each of The Empire Strikes Back See-Threepio (C-3PO), Luke Skywalker (Bespin), and Return Of The Jedi General Lando Calrissian, and the Disney Star Wars Cassian Andor (a ton of that figure – a ton). They are priced at $5.99 each and are joined by The Black Series [Phase III] Luke Skywalker (Yavin) and plush Baby Yoda merchandise. Good luck! Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Bing “Upstate” Hamton for the alert and news!
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The next two cards from the weekly Topps Star Wars Living Set are now out. Featuring the iconic blue starfield and the impressive artwork of Kris Penix, check out Cassian Andor (#107) and Clone Trooper (#108). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week. Click here to view the entire Star Wars Living archive, including individual print runs.
In what almost feels like Groundhog Day, website Geeks WorldWide broke the exclusive story yesterday that filming for the Cassian Andor Disney+ series will be pushed back several months. Tony Gilroy was hired a while ago to fix script issues and to direct several episodes. But now new script issues have surfaced and the filming date has been pushed back as result of that. Filming was to begin in June, no new date is known. However, only recently Diego Luna confirmed that filming will begin in 2020. One has to wonder why only The Mandalorian doesn’t seem to suffer from any production issues at all, while both Kenobi and Cassian Andor are plagued by script issues and delays.
Stephen Schiff will be the showrunner for the upcoming and as of yet untitled Disney+ Star Wars show about Cassian Andor (Diego Luna will reprise the role, as you remember). Schiff was, among other things, a writer/producer for the excellent show “The Americans”. He also wrote a few movie scripts, among them the 1997 adaption of “Lolita”, the Clint Eastwood movie “True Crime” and the Oliver Stone drama “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”. So even if that means that Schiff has no experience with genre work, he has experience writing both Hollywood movies and tv shows. Maybe he’s a Star Wars fan, and if not, he has plenty of time to get acquainted with the franchise.
Nothing else is known about the Cassian Andor series yet. I suppose we’ll learn more about Stephen Schiff’s plans for the show next year. We’ll keep you posted!
Now that comes as a nice surprise! Disney announced yet another live action show for its upcoming streaming service Disney+ (the name was also announced)! And the show will revolve around none other than Cassian Andor, starring Diego Luna, who will reprise his role from Rogue One. Not much else is known, other than the show being a prequel to Rogue One (for obvious reasons). According to the official announcement the show will be a spy thriller. Production will begin next year. No release date has been announced yet!
So, what do you think? Are you excited? Rogue One is one of the best liked Disney era Star Wars movies and Cassian was quite intriguing in the movie, his entry was memorable and showed that he is willing do to anything to reach his mission goals. And while it is perhaps unlikely the show might even feature the one or the other Rebels character, since the events in Rebels and Rogue One might overlap. And of course it could mean we get more K-2SO!
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