The showrunner revealed the news to Collider whereas discussing the arrival of Tom Bissell (The Mosquito Coast) to the Andor writers room for season 2: “Tom Bissell is really cool and really, really interesting, versatile, really good writer. But also a very, very, very big Star Wars fan, which we really wanted to make sure we had another pro because we’re going into Rogue [One], and we’re going to Yavin, and then we’re going into places where we eventually need to really weave our way back to the source. So Tom came in, and he’s been great. So he’s got some episodes too.”
Longtime followers will instantly acknowledge Yavin IV as one of the vital well-known locales in all of Star Wars, the house of the key Rebel base in A New Hope. It’s from this base that the Rebellion launches its daring, last-ditch assault on the Death Star within the third act of the film, not solely solidifying Luke Skywalker‘s place as one of the greatest heroes in the galaxy but also the film’s legacy in cinema historical past. To today, the Battle of Yavin sequence stays an absolute marvel of visible results work, the pièce de résistance that turned George Lucas‘ fledgling Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) into an SFX powerhouse in a single day.
Star Wars has returned to this location solely as soon as earlier than on the massive display screen. Since Rogue One takes place solely days earlier than A New Hope, the Rebels are already working out of Yavin IV when Jyn Erso reluctantly joins their ranks. It’s there that we get to see Mon Mothma, Bail Organa, and different early leaders of the Rebel Alliance deciding their subsequent strikes towards the Empire after studying of the Emperor’s new planet-destroying superweapon.
While Andor season 1 has been surprisingly gentle on Original Trilogy easter eggs to this point — Colonel Wullf Yularen does pop up — it has featured many references to the Prequels, together with mentions of the Clone Wars, the Republic, and the Separatists. There are even a number of clone troopers in a flashback sequence. But count on the steadiness to shift to Original Trilogy references when the present heads into its second season.