While the entire cast of “Star Wars: Rogue One” did an admirable job in their spinoff film from 2016, the truth is that most of them didn’t expect to come back for new stories. Why? Well, they all died. Even the droid from the story, K-2SO, didn’t live to see another day. But with “Andor” coming to Disney+, serving as a prequel story focused on the character of Cassian Andor, there’s a chance even K-2SO could come back to the franchise. Though, if he is, it’s not going to be in Season 1, according to actor Alan Tudyk.
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Speaking to Collider, Tudyk, who provided the motion capture and voice for K-2SO in ‘Rogue One,’ explained that he hasn’t heard anything about showing up in “Andor,” and since he’s not actually on set shooting anything for Season 1, the droid’s return would have to be saved for future seasons.
“They’re shooting it right now, I’m not in it. But, if it stays on the air, stories keep getting told, I’ll end up in there,” Tudyk explained. “I do know this: I have to be on stilts for it, because the character is 7’1″, and I’m not one of those guys that says, ‘somebody else do the motion capture, and I’ll voice it later’. I’ll have to do the motion capture, and I turn 50 in March. So I hope they get to it soon, because I’m not going to be on stilts in, like, five years. I’m not doing it!”
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He’s obviously not wrong about the production of the series. As we found out in December during Disney’s massive investors’ presentation, “Andor” is well underway and they’re hoping that it will debut in 2022. So, if Tudyk isn’t on set in his stilts, odds are, he’s not showing up in the first season.
But let’s be real, if “Andor” is a hit, Lucasfilm won’t waste time going back to the drawing board and imagining new seasons where the rest of the ‘Rogue One’ cast can make little cameos and appearances. And since droids sell toys and t-shirts, K-2SO is probably at the top of the list of desired returns for the studio. So, maybe the “Star Wars” universe has yet to see the end of the beloved ‘Rogue One’ droid, after all.