ANDOR Season 2 Will See The Return Of Ben Mendelsohn As The Villainous Orson Krennic

ANDOR Season 2 Will See The Return Of Ben Mendelsohn As The Villainous Orson Krennic

Despite Ben Mendelsohn (Secret Invasion) indicating that he would not be involved with Andor season 2, the actor has now confirmed that he will return as Orson Krennic...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 25, 2024 08:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

For many Star Wars fans, Andor is the best Disney+ show set in the Galaxy Far, Far Away yet, and even though we know how Rebel operative Cassian Andor's story ultimately ends, there's a lot of excitement for the upcoming second season, which will lead directly into the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

During an appearance at this year's ACE Superhero Comic Con (via The Popverse), actor Diego Luna shared his excitement to get started (production is expected to begin later this year), while confirming that we will see other characters from Rogue One.

“I can tell you, Rogue One is coming, so there will be characters there that you will recognize. There will be cool stuff. For those who love Rogue One, this season is going to be very special. And it’s going to be fascinating to go straight to Rogue One after watching this second season, because you will see Rogue One from a different perspective. I promise you that.”

“It’s fantastic,” Luna continued. “The only thing I can tell you is what happens at the end. It’s the world upside down. That’s the only thing you don’t talk about in an interview, but here we all know what the end is. I can tell you one thing, Tony Gilroy is a fantastic writer, and he created amazing characters that we got to meet in Andor season one. It’s going to be a very rich second season, because all those stories matter today. It is a true ensemble piece. It got very complicated in season one, and everything has to get resolved. Every story matters.”

It was initially assumed that Luna was referring to Cassian's former Imperial Droid sidekick K2 (voiced by Alan Tudyk), but according to The Playlist, Ben Mendelsohn will also be back as the villainous Orson Krennic.

The site doesn't share many other details, but does note that Mendelsohn will likely show up towards the end of the season, which would make sense given the timeline.

The Secret Invasion actor had previously indicated that he wasn't going to be involved with Andor, so this is definitely a welcome development. Whether we will actually see Krennic cross paths with Cassian remains to be seen, but the characters didn't appear to know each other in Rogue One.

Alonso Ruizpalacios, Ariel Kleiman and Janus Metz have been confirmed as season 2 directors. No premiere date has been announced.

Andor follows thief-turned-rebel spy Cassian Andor during the five years that lead to the events of the two films, exploring how he becomes radicalized against the Galactic Empire and how the wider Rebel Alliance is formed.

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