During an interview with the Italian publication Bad Taste, Ben Mendelsohn, known for his role as Director Orson Krennic in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ confirmed that he has not been contacted by Lucasfilm about an appearance in the upcoming second season of ‘Andor.’
Mendelsohn was asked about the potential return of his character, Director Krennic, who famously led the development of the Death Star in ‘Rogue One.’ The actor expressed a keen interest in revisiting the character but said that the opportunity didn’t arise yet:
“As for being contacted by Lucasfilm for a new project, I can tell you that, no, I have not been approached for something like this. And yes, it would be great to see him again somewhere, but for now, everything stops here. But as far as I’m concerned, I would be very willing to explore it further and significantly in that world. I never expected to play a character like that, but then again, I never expected to become an actor, either. For me, they are all wonderful things.”
Filming For ‘Andor’ Season 2 Has Wrapped
‘Andor’ acts as a prequel to ‘Rogue One,’ telling the backstory of rebel spy Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna. The first season premiered in September 2022. The upcoming second season, which now completed filming, is expected to explore Cassian Andor’s investigation into the Death Star, leading up to the events that connect directly with ‘Rogue One.’
Given the series’ focus on the period leading up to ‘Rogue One’ and the role Krennic played in creating the Death Star, the potential absence of Mendelsohn’s character from ‘Andor’ Season 2 raises questions about the narrative direction of the series.
Despite the uncertainty around his character’s return, Mendelsohn remains open to the possibility should the opportunity arise.
As ‘Andor’ Season 2 plans for a 12-episode run with a possible release sometime in 2025, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is available for streaming on Disney.