Actor Alan Tudyk will be portraying a droid in the very first Star Wars standalone film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and during San Diego Comic-Con 2016, he discussed a few details on his character from the film…
Best known for his role as Wash on the nerd-cult-classic Firefly and its one-off film, Serenity, Alan Tudyk will be staring in another nerd saga this December — Star Wars. In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Tudyk is playing a motion-capture role of a droid named K-2SO.
K-2SO is a former Imperial droid that has been reprogrammed by the Rebels, but in the process, some wires got crossed or left unconnected, and he’s not all there. During this month’s San Diego Comic-Con, Tudyk was interviewed by FlickDirect and the actor talked in detail about his oddball character, in Rogue One:
Rogue One director, Gareth Edwards, describes K-2SO as: “the antithesis of C-3PO.” By that, he means, Tudyk’s character is tough, confident, not at all interested in Threepio’s iconic “human/cyborg relations.” Edwards expounds:
"“Kaytoo is a little bit like Chewbacca’s personality in a droid’s body. He doesn’t give a shit about what you think. He doesn’t fully check himself before he says things and does things. He just speaks the truth.”"
H/T – Entertainment Weekly
Many die-hard Star Wars fans will note that K-2SO’s personality is shaping up to resemble that of another famous droid: HK-47 from the wildly popular video game, Knights of the Old Republic. If this is in fact the case, then this is just another fantastic way that Disney/Lucasfilm is mixing the old Star Wars Legends into the new canon, with these standalone films.
We want to hear from you: Are you excited to see Alan Tudyk play a rebellious droid in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Do you think he’ll draw inspiration from HK-47? Let us know in the comments section below, and on social media.