"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" News and Updates: Alan Tudyk Explains What Characters Have In Common

By Jacob Paul Jeffrey Reyes , Updated Dec 08, 2016 08:58 AM EST

In the upcoming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", we will be introduced to a host of new characters and will be introduced to a part of this universe that is devoid of anything Skywalker (well, maybe except for the Masked One) or anything fuzzy and cuddly.

Among the more interesting characters that we will encounter in large doses will be the overbearing droid K-2SO, a former imperial droid reprogrammed to serve the Rebel Alliance by rebel intelligence Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna. K-2SO or Kaytoo, is voiced by Alan Tudyk ("Firefly", "Serenity", "Moana"). Tudyk recently talked to Comicbook.com about the nature of the relationship between the acerbic droid and his master.

"Cassian and he have fallen into this relationship, they have their own rhythm together. Cassian and he are team," the actor said  in the interview. This spells as a potential issue for the other cast of characters to join the merry band of robbers which will eventually become team Rogue One. "Kaytoo is not necessarily excited about all these people coming aboard, he'd rather just do [the mission] with Cassian," the actor added.

Alan Tudyk adds that this ragtag group of rebels works because they do have one thing in common, which is the commitment to fulfill a mission. Tudyk says that all characters come together from different places and backgrounds and set aside their difference for a common cause.

With this sort of layer in the story, one can argue that that "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" rings true to the tone of many 'men on a mission' films that work tremendously well such as "The Magnificent Seven", "Seven Samurai" and "Saving Private Ryan". We shall see opening night. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" opens worldwide Dec. 16, 2017. Watch the trailer below:


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