Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits store shelves on Blu-Ray and DVD today, and if you are anything like me, you’re excited to revisit the film over and over again all from the comfort of your own home. One of my favorite characters in the film was the reprogramed imperial droid K-2SO, voiced in the film by Alan Tudyk, who also provided the on-set motion capture performance.
During a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Tudyk was asked about the possibility of K-2 appearing in the animated Star Wars Rebels and responded thusly:
“The character’s fun and he’d lend something to a lot of different stories.”
ComicBook.com states that Tudyk couldn’t give an official answer, but he did seem to reflect on the experience of appearing in the Star Wars universe fondly.
The Animation Supervisor for Rogue One, Hal Hickel, also shared his thoughts on the matter:
“That’d be great. And I don’t think it would contradict anything to see him walk through that universe as well. I don’t see why that would be a thing. I’m not speaking on behalf of Lucasfilm officially or anything.”
Star Wars Rebels is set a year or two before Rogue One and A New Hope, so it would totally work if the droid did make an appearance. It also wouldn’t be the first character connection between Rogue One and Rebels, as Saw Gerrera (played by Forest Whitaker in the film), a character who originated on The Clone Wars animated series, appeared earlier this season on Rebels.
Personally, I would love if all of the characters from Rogue One appeared on Star Wars Rebels, because I loved them all too much for them to be just one-off appearances, but K-2SO and his companion Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) would make the most sense as they’re the only ones who were probably already part of the rebellion at that point in time.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is available today on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD. Star Wars Rebels will return for its fourth season this fall on Disney XD.
8 Ways In Which ‘Star Wars’ Can Reach Its Full Potential
The Star Wars Universe is one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time and the high quality of the recent films are not only proving how strong a franchise it is, but also continuing to gain legions of new fans every year. The series is fantastic and Disney’s films have brought it back in favor with both audiences and fans, but like any good franchise there are always ways in which a series can improve and as a huge fan I don’t think the series is at its full potential yet. There have been some minor issues and things that could be done differently that could make the series even greater than it already is and these can be addressed in future Star Wars films and in other mediums as well. With all of this being said it is appropriate to look at some of these issues and see how they can be addressed in a manner that could give everyone what they will want.