Actor Alan Tudyk won't confirm or deny if he'll reprise his role as robot K-2SO in the new Rogue One prequel television series set to premiere on the Disney Plus streaming service. K-2SO first appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as a former Imperial security droid reprogrammed to work for the Rebel Alliance.
In Rogue One, K-2SO is the co-pilot and companion of Cassian Andor, as portrayed by Diego Luna. In that film, the two enlist Jyn Erso on a mission to steal the Death Star plans for the Rebel Alliance. Although the mission is ultimately successful and the plans end up in the hands of Princess Leia, all three characters meet their end on the planet Scarif. The Rogue One prequel series will follow Cassian during the time of his life before he met Jyn, and follow his adventures as a spy with the Rebel Alliance. The series will air exclusively on Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney Plus.
Given that K-2SO and Cassian seem to go a long way back, it would make sense that the sarcastic robot with the dry sense of humor who says precisely what's on his mind would also appear on the Disney Plus TV series. However, the actor behind the robot, Tudyk, would not confirm or deny his return to the role for ComicBook.com:
"It's a prequel, so it is a prequel. I love those guys, I do. I love those guys. Diego Luna is one of my favorite people on the planet. I know what they're doing, and it's very exciting. We talked about it."
Although this statement doesn't reveal much about the possibility of K-2SO being a part of the Rogue One prequel series, it does suggest that Tudyk has some insider knowledge about the show. If Tudyk does return to the role, he will have to put in some serious hours with a motion capture suit and stilts to bring it to life, as he did on Rogue One.
The Rogue One prequel series is just one of a few highly anticipated series Disney has already announced for its streaming subscription service. Jon Favreau is working on another Star Wars-related TV show for the service, The Mandalorian. Marvel will be bringing a series to Disney Plus that follows the popular Avengers character Loki - not to mention other Marvel shows.
Tudyk's comments certainly hint that someone at Disney has spoken to him about reprising his Rogue One role for the prequel series, and given the relationship between Cassian and K-2SO, it would only make sense. The Star Wars comic books have already gone into the backstory of how the two characters met, but it's a sure bet that fans would love to see that first meeting onscreen.