By Charlene Badasie
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As we approach the beginnings of Andor, the last star wars prequel, fans are excited to see the expanded story of the Rebellion amid the threat of the Galactic Empire. Set five years before the events of A thug, the story follows a set of characters as the Rebel Alliance is formed. But the main plot focus is Cassian Andor, a thief who becomes a revolutionary and eventually plays a huge role in stealing the Death Star plans. Now, to build hype for the star wars series, disney is republishing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in select IMAX theaters.

According fandangoscreenings will begin on August 26 and attendees will have exclusive access to Andor ahead of its September 21 premiere. Released in 2016, the film served as an introduction to Cassian Andor and Diego Luna (the actor who plays him). The 42-year-old will reprise the role in the prequel series.

A thug is known as one of the most successful projects at disney star wars time. It grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, making it the 20th-highest-grossing film of all time and the second-highest-grossing. 2016 movies during his theatrical tour. The film also received positive reviews from critics, who praised the acting, story, visuals, musical score, and dark tone. It even received two Oscar nominations for Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects. However, it was criticized for its pacing, characters, and digital recreations of Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher.

The story begins a week before A new hope and follows a group of rebels who band together to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire’s ultimate weapon. It also details the Rebel Alliance’s first effective victory against the Empire, first mentioned in star wars opening ramp; A thug was directed by Gareth Edwards from a script by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. The project features a stellar cast that includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker.

The Star Wars reissue of A thug will prepare fans perfectly for Andor. The 12-episode adventure will explore a new perspective on star wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series also features the story of the budding rebellion against the Empire and how different people and planets became involved. It is depicted as a time full of danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on a path destined to turn him into a rebel hero.

With Luna, other Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Cast members slated to return for Andor include Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma – a senator who attempts to navigate Empire politics while secretly helping found the Rebel Alliance. Forest Whitaker also returns as Saw Gerrera – a Clone Wars veteran and leader of a militant insurgent group. Fiona Shaw, Alex Lawther, Adria Arjona, Stellan Skarsgård, Alex Ferns, Denise Gough and Kyle Soller also star.