Who's The Droid In The New 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Trailer? K-2SO Steals The Show — VIDEO
It's been years (fine, only weeks, but it feels like years) since Disney has released a trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. With less than a month to go until the film hits theaters, a new Rogue One extended trailer titled "Trust" has dropped just in time to tide fans over. In it, there's a mix of footage we've seen from previous international trailers and completely new moments. Including a more in-depth look at character we've only seen glimpses of so far — the particularly candid droid, K-2SO. The 7'1" artificial human, voiced by Alan Tudyk, looks like he'll provide some necessary comic levity. Which, you know, will be nice amongst all this "Death Star" talk.
The trailer begins with our young protagonist, Jyn. An older woman (presumably her mother) asks her to "Trust the force" and gifts her a crystal. (This will absolutely have some sort of important meaning later on, so bookmark it in your brain.) Then, we hear Jyn's voice: "The Empire's building a weapon capable of destroying an entire planet. They call it the Death Star." Dun dun dun. After this, we get a proper introduction to K-2SO. Captain Andor (Diego Luna) assigned the droid to protect Jyn, so he tells her, "I'll be there for you. The captain says I have to." She replies, "Charming." And now we have an understanding of their tit for tat dynamic. Should be fun.
But, there's more: In one scene, K-2SO nonchalantly throws a bomb over his shoulder, killing a group of Stormtroopers after pointing out, "Imperial forces are converging on our present location." Told you he was a delight.
Watch it all go down, below.
As evidenced by the trailer, K-2SO has an Imperial insignia on his shoulder. As it turns out, K-2SO belonged to the Empire before the rebels got a hold of his metal body and reprogrammed him. During a Rogue One panel this past summer. Tudyk, the actor who plays K-2SO described the character (and his frankness). According to Vanity Fair, he said, "Cassian [Andor] 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."
We have much more to learn about K-2SO his presence is welcomed, though. Because is a Star Wars story even a Star Wars story without a dose of droid comic relief? K-2SO would probably — honestly — tell you "no." Charming, that one.
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