"They're firing at us! We gotta get out of here," Diego Luna exclaimed as he strapped into the virtual cockpit

By Lindsay Kimble
December 06, 2016 04:10 PM
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Diego Luna is strapping into the virtual cockpit.

The star tried out the Rogue One: Recon — A Star Wars 360 Experience during a sit-down with PEOPLE Now and definitely got into the action.

“Woah,” said Luna — who portrays Captain Cassian Andor, a Rebel Alliance Intelligence officer, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — as he took the controls of the Rebellion X-wing fighter. “Cool.”

As he dodged the enemy and headed toward the Death Star, Luna narrated, “We’re in the cockpit, I’m piloting I guess. There’s stuff coming at us — They’re firing at us! We gotta get out of here!”

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Luna also opened up to PEOPLE Now about the film’s diverse cast, explaining, “It’s a much more modern approach. It’s not just the diversity, the different kind of accents. The role of the woman in this film. I think it’s a film that talks more about the reality we live in, the world we live in.”