It looks like Alan Tudyk is pretty serious about his role in Lucasfilm’s upcoming Rogue One spinoff series for Disney+.
Tudyk is set to reprise his role as the witty Rebel droid K-2SO in the upcoming spinoff of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a series meant to center around Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and his exploits as an operative of the Rebellion. While most fans don’t really expect Tudyk to do that much acting in the series (most of the work is voice-acting), the Firefly star doesn’t really want any sort of body double taking over acting duties for the role.
Speaking in an interview during a Television Critics Association event last weekend (via Slash Film), Tudyk revealed how opposed he was to having a body double play his acting part in Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars spinoff series.
“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 [playing I, Robot's] Sonny and just because of theater, I’m trained. I studied that and it’s something I enjoy.”
K-2SO was a fan-favorite character in Rogue One. Fans couldn’t help but fall in love with the character’s sarcastic jokes and his cynicism. A KX-series secruty droid that was originally created by the Empire, K-2SO played a significant role in Lucasfilm’s Star Wars spinoff movie. Fans couldn’t help but cry when K-2SO gave away his life for the cause, allowing Captain Andor and Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) to continue with the mission to obtain the Death Star Plans.
The Rogue One spinoff series has yet to receive a release date, however, we’ll update fans when we get word.