Andor Filming Locations: Andor, the newest character from a galaxy far, far away, doesn’t follow this trend. Instead, he was filmed in real places and on traditional studio sets.
But where exactly did they film Andor, and why did they choose real places to film instead of the Volume?
Where Was Andor Filmed? Andor Filming Locations
Andor was shot in different places all over the United Kingdom.
After several delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, filming on the project started in November 2020 and went on for 10 months until September 2021.
Andor was mostly made at the well-known Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, which is about 18 miles from London. This is where most of the studio-based filming took place.
But the show also used real places all over the UK, like quarries in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, not far from Pinewood Studios, as well as the closed Winspit quarry in Dorset, Middle Peak Quarry near Wirksworth, Derbyshire, and the Coryton Oil Refinery in Corringham, Essex.
Filming also took place in Cleveleys, a seaside town on the Fylde Coast near Blackpool, and across the border in Scotland, in the beautiful Glen Tilt in Perthshire and the nearby Cruachan Dam, which can be seen in several of Andor’s trailers.
Why Andor Did Not Use Technology
Andor did not use the popular StageCraft technology, which has been used in movies like The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Instead of filming in a studio with LED screens all around, as many real places and traditional sets as possible were used.
Sanne Wohlenberg, the executive producer of Andor, told IGN at Star Wars Celebration in 2022, “We haven’t worked with StageCraft at all on our show, no.”
Wohlenberg instead said that the decision to shoot “as much as possible on camera” was made because Tony Gilroy’s writing for the series didn’t work well with the limitations of the Volume set.
“We can be different,” said Diego Luna, who plays Cassian Andor. “In a way, Rogue One was a tribute to the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope. It was shot in a very theatrical way, where things are actually there and you can do things with them. I think we had a lot of that in this one, and it’s great as an actor to be able to react to real things and play the game with a lot of other actors.
Andor: Release Date
Andor will be on Disney+ on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Starting five years before the events of Rogue One, the series tells the story of the Rebel Alliance and how it grew from a small group of people into the fighting force that destroyed the Galactic Empire.
At its heart, the series is about the main character, Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), and how he goes from being a worthless thief to a hero of the Rebellion.
But Cassian’s quest to rebel against the Empire won’t be easy. The Empire is at the height of its power, and intrigue, deception, and betrayal lurk around every corner.