So whilst waiting for the next Mandoverse series, I’d thought I’d have a stab at the Andor series. I absolutely love this series as it is, but I think it will make for an epic movie series with some of the fat trimmed and the plot sped up.
My aim is to create 2 movies from season one (and then 2 or 3 from season 2). Its gonna really push things to condense season one down to 2 movies so the likely runtime for each will be approaching 3 hours. I considered making 3 movies, but the material doesn’t fit with a 3 movie structure. Unlike my Mando edits, the movies will have a new opening which will fit in better with the feel of the series.
We have a natural time jump in Cassian’s story between episodes 7 and 8 which will determine the content of the 2 movies.
Here is the artwork:
Here is the summary of the edit with a list of the changes. There were a lot, so minor changes have not been listed.
The edit is split into 3 acts.
- Moralana Murder & Escape from Ferrix
- Rebel Camp/Deedra’s Investgations/Mothma’s Plans
- Heist & Aftermath
The overall goals of the edit are:
- Use the classical 3 act structure, with a slower paced second act.
- Generally speed up the pacing. Achieved by cutting scenes that do not drive the plot forwards and editing individual scenes to remove excess dialogue.
- Remove the sister storyline.
- Minimise the use of Kenari flashbacks - those that remain are there to explain Cassian and Maarva’s relationship.
- Give Deedra and Mon Mothma’s arcs more focus and progression by altering the order of their scenes and using scenes from Episode 7.
- Reduce focus on Syril - his investigations have been removed, as have his scenes on Coruscant. His arc will be developed in Episode 2.
- Remove unneccesary profanity and suggested sex acts - not very Star Warsy!
Opening (1 min)
Star Wars opening Logos.
Custom opening text sequence using Andor Logo with Main Theme and Pre-Mor Shakedown
Episode 1: (33mins cut to 18mins)
Trim Cassian walking sequence to the Leisure Zone.
Completely cut Brothel Scene by transitioning from Cassian Walking towards the Brothel to him walking away from Brothel.
Cut Corpos “what have you swam over” and “he’s not laughing now” - removes reference to the meeting in the brothel.
Shorten Drezzer begging lines - Cassian shoots him straight after “we had a misunderstanding”.
Add wipe between ship leaving Morlana and Ferrix.
Trim B2’s journey to Cassian including cutting the “dogs”.
Trim first flashback scene of ship crashing.
Edit B2’s lines so that only Brasso came by the house the previous night.
Edit and shorten the sequence of Cassian walking to meet Brasso.
Shorten Cassian’s description of his alibi to Brasso.
Cut Brasso’s elaboration of the nights events.
Cut Corporate Security Headquarters scene where Syril discusses the Murders with his superior - Cassian walks from Brasso into the Garage to meet Bix.
Shorten Cassian-Bix conversation to remove references to Cassian having the Starpath for a while, and references to Bix buying the Starpath.
Cut second flashback scene at the Kenari camp.
Cut scene of Syril looking for unauthorised ships - Cassian now walks out of the garage and runs into Nurchi.
Cut Tim following Bix to the communication tower.
Cut Syril talking to his analytics team.
Cut Peglar approaching the ship where Cassian is - shot cuts straight to a closeup of the ship.
Cut Peglar talking about yard rats.
Cut flashback scene of the group leaving the camp.
Use “The Cassian Way” to create music transition into episode 2.
Episode 2 (28mins to 19mins)
Cut Cassian telling Bix he will sell her the Starpath Unit.
Shorten Tim’s walk to the phone booth.
Cut scene where Syril and the Corpos receive the information about Cassian.
Cut scene where Bix goes to Tim’s house.
Cut Syril/Mosk scene - edit moves from Informant scene to Cassian in his ship/house.
Cut flashback scene and replace with heavily edited scene where the tribe leader is shot by one of the ship’s occupants.
Edit Luthen arrival scene to remove him looking at the Salyard.
Cut Cassian saying “That would be me” he now ignores Maria’s question about Kanari.
Cut Time grappler scene
Cut Bix/Tim morning scene
Cut Mosk talking about the territorial forum
Trim Syril’s speech aboard the ship to cut out the silences, awkwardness and clapping.
Cut Luthen scene on the hoverbus.
Episode 3 (34mins to 25mins)
Edit flashback scene of young Cassian entering the craft to speed up his arrival in the control room. Cut him destroying the equipment.
Cut Scene where Cassian tells Brasso that he is leaving.
Cut scene where Luthen exits the hoverbus.
Cut end of the Bix/Luthen scene “do you trust him?”
Shorten Corpo Tac-Pod approach.
Cut flashback scene where Maarva sedates Cassian.
Cut scene where Bix asks Tim about the stuff piled up in the alley.
Cut Luthen talking about 3 choices.
Reduce “banging” scenes.
Cut Cassian and Luthen talking about the Starpath as they escape the warehouse.
Cut Corpo talking to Maarva “why, what happens then?”
Cut Mosk “shit”.
Episode 4 (41mins to 34mins)
Remove Cassian looking for the Medpack to create tension before the hyperspace jump and provide a better transition from episode 3.
Cut some of Supervisor Grandi’s lines in the ISB briefing.
Cut Luthen “It will always be worth more to me”
Cut Andor looking at the Kyber Crystal
Insert establishing shot of Corporate security headquarter from the deleted episode 1 scene.
Cut Blevin’s line about the “full apex of incredulous disaster”
Cut the Vel/Cassian Aldhani exposition scene.
Cut Nemik/Skeen lookout scene.
Cut Vel “We’ve had a stroke of luck, he’s been able to fight his way free”
Cut Syril arriving on Coriscent.
Cut Cinta attending to Cassian’s wound.
Cut rest of the group questioning Vel about Cassian.
Cut servant from Mothma/Perrin scene.
Cut Perrin “must everything be boring and sad”.
Cut Skeen “no-one but us”.
Insert party scene at Mothma’s residence from Episode 7. Use shot of Tay Kolma from the trailer when he asks “what are you really doing” - looks so much better!
Swap Rebel campfire scene and ISB scenes around to give a spacer between Aldhani night and day scenes.
Remove Partagaz “officers like you” lines.
Episode 5 (37mins to 22mins)
Cut all Syril/Mother scenes.
Cut Skeen “I think she’s having second thoughts”
Cut Skeen talking about high stakes.
Cut Skeen talking about Vel and Cinta sharing a blanket.
Insert scene from Episode 7 where Deedra asks for a data search.
Cut Mothma/Perrin/Daughter scene.
Cut Cassian “you really don’t, do you”.
Cut Tamarind “why isn’t it in the manual”.
Cut Cassian “Its a custom job”.
Cut Scene where Tamarind explains the Imperial base layout to Cassian.
Cut scene with Gorn ordering the arch to be cleaned up.
Cut scene with Blevin on Ferrix
Cut Rebels marching training.
Cut Gorn/Corporal scene talking about imperial plans.
Cut scene at Rebel Camp where they are checking their equipment.
Insert ISB scene where Blevin accuses Deedra of misconduct. - scene is edited to shorten it. Cut Blevin “no sir, at risk of repetition you are correct”. Cut Partagaz “you think this forum appropriate”. Shorten Blevin’s explanation his accusation. Cut reference to Aldhani (since the test hasn’t happened yet). Cut Partagaz “thesis please”.
Episode 6 (43mins to 39mins)
Cut Nemik “I wrote about you last night”.
Cut Imperials drinking “coffee”
Cut scene where Skeen explains to Cassian that Tamarind was a stormtrooper
Cut Imperial urinating next to Vel/Cinta.
Cut Commandant dressing scene
Cut some Dhani walking scenes to speed up the journey to the arch.
Cut Nemick “you were right, I’m not tired at all”
Cut Gorn “I want eyes shut and mouths open”
Cut Imperial Engineer smelling the goat hide.
Cut Imperials running across the dam.
Cut Imperials discussing the comm outage.
Cut some of the Dhani singing.
Cut light going off as Gorn descends into the vault.
Cut Imperials descending onto the vault.
Cut Vel “you disgusting bastard”
Move ISB response scene forwards to act as a spacer between the rebels setting off for, and arriving at the doctor’s location.
Episode 7 (42mins to 19mins)
2 scenes used earlier in the edit.
Admiral Yalaren scene used.
Cinta scene uncovering the speeder.
Luthen and Mon Mothma scene used. - Cut reference to Mothma’s future meeting because its already happened.
Episode 2 will then be:
Everyone is looking for Cassian - plus Cassian’s arrest.
Whatever the finale is……