15 Jul 2016 8:51 PM +00:00 UTC

Alan Tudyk's K-2SO is An Imperial Droid With An Attitude in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

One of the most intriguing characters in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the droid character played by Alan Tudyk. The droid's name is K-2SO, and today, Star Wars Celebration Europe revealed details about the character.

At the panel, Diego Luna said that the droid is a friend of his rebel fighter character in the film, Andor. In the first trailer, we caught a glimpse of K-2SO.

When describing the character, Luna said:

"One of the most important members of this team is a droid, an Imperial droid that is programmed by the rebellion. His name is K-2SO. He's probably the best friend Cassian has in the Rebellion, or the only one."

At the panel, a brief scene was revealed in which Jyn hands K-2SO her bag, and he refuses to do it. The droid has an attitude, and here's what Tudyk said about his character (via Geekytyrant):

"That's K-2 for you. Look, she gives him her pack and he doesn't really grab it. That's K-2: 'Go get the bags, droid.' 'No, I'd rather not. That's not my thing.' Cassian reprogrammed him, and did like a data wipe. When he reprogrammed him, he's not quite all there. He speaks his mind and says things, I don't know, that can be unsettling. He's very honest. If you know any old people, he's like that; he just says whatever he thinks. It was great. It was really great to play him."

K-2SO sounds like a comic-relief character, just like the other prominent droids in the Star Wars films, and I'm excited to see Tudyk's performance as the droid with attitude.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.

Watch: New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Featurette From Star Wars Celebration Europe

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