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Alan Tudyk Is Excited to Reprise His Role as K-2SO in Rogue One Prequel Series

January 14, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Alan Tudyk is very much looking forward to returning to the role of K-2SO in Disney+’s Rogue One prequel series. Tudyk spoke with reporters at the TCA winter press tour per /Film) and discussed his upcoming voice work reprising the role of the droid that he played in Rogue One.

“Playing with Cassian, playing with Diego Luna and being in the world of Star Wars again,” Tudyk said as his reason for why it was an easy decision. “Especially after seeing The Mandalorian and seeing what they can do with a series, how much fun it is to just go into smaller stories and tell stories that way.”

Tudyk will be doing the performance capture for the role, as he did for Rogue One. Speaking of his experience on the film, Tudyk said of the stilts he wore for the droid, “By the time I was done, I never took ‘em off. I used to put them on, take them off, put them on, take them off throughout the day. By the end, I was like don’t even take them off. I like being tall and there isn’t anything I can’t do in them.”

He added that the series producers offered to have someone else do the performance capture, but he declined. “I don’t want anybody else doing that,” Tudyk said. “It means a lot to me. They offered it but it’s not a voice over job for me. Because his face doesn’t move, that’s what you have is your body to show emotion. And because of Sonny [his character in I, Robot] and just because of theater, I’m trained. I studied that and it’s something I enjoy.”

The series will feature Tudyk and Diego Luna reprising their roles as K-2SO and Cassian Andor, and takes place before the events of Rogue One. It’s described as a “rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”