The call to adventure. Every hero must answer it. That’s an insight from Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With A Thousand Faces, a seminal text that greatly influenced George Lucas, Star Wars, and thus modern blockbuster cinema.
This study by the American mythologist analysed hundreds of myths and legends from cultures around the world, and identified themes common to them.
Campbell called this template the Hero’s Journey, and the original Star Wars, subsequently subtitled A New Hope, had its fingerprints all over it.
Andor bears the same hallmarks of Campbell’s writings. The new Disney Plus series follows Cassian Andor, the second protagonist of Rogue One, playing off Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso, in that wonderfully tragic, gritty entry in the Wars movie canon.Read more on thegamer.com