‘Rogue One’ Droid K-2SO Inspired By ‘Empire Strikes Back’

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This December, Rogue One will be arriving in theaters and audiences will be introduced to new characters within the Star Wars universe, including a new droid K-2SO. K-2SO might seem familiar, his design calls back to a Viper droid that was seen on Hoth during The Empire Strikes Back.

John Knoll, the executive producer and visual effects supervisor opened up more about the character and the reason for his design.

“He’s tall, to intimidate people around him. He’s sort of anthropomorphic, in that he’s got two arms, two legs and a head, you know, et cetera… But then Kaytoo has a little bit more sinister aspect in his original design because he starts off as an Imperial enforcer droid.”

This isn’t the first time that fans have seen an Imperial droid.

“It’s not the first time we’ve seen an Imperial droid. There’s the Imperial probe droid and the sort of interrogation droid that have these black shells and a kind of sinister, evil-looking character to them.”

Rogue One follows a group of Rebel fighters who come together in order to steal the plans for the Death Star. The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Jonathan Aris.

Rogue One arrives in theaters on December 16th.

Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule.

Source: Entertainment Weekly 

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