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Stellan Skarsgard in talks for 'Star Wars: Rogue One' prequel on Disney Plus —report

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Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller are "in final negotiations" for roles in Disney Plus' "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" prequel series (opens in new tab) starring Diego Luna's Cassian Andor, according to Variety.

Luna, Alan Tudyk (as K-2SO) and Rogue One co-writer Tony Gilroy are all set to return for this series, with Gilroy writing the pilot and directing several episodes.

Skarsgard is perhaps best known to Newsarama audiences for his role as Dr. Erik Selvig in several Marvel Studios films, and recently appeared in HBO's "Chernobyl."

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Soller has appeared in the TV series "Poldark" and "101 Dalmation Street," and recently co-starred in HBO's "Brexit" with Benedict Cumberbatch.

Lucasfilm previously announced that this Cassian Andor-centric show would debut on Disney Plus in 2021.

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Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)