There are new trends developing in Star Wars. One of which is the trend of the curmudgeonly droid. Gone are the prissy protocol droids, and the single minded astromechs. The new Star Wars droids are dealing with something existential. From Chopper in Star Wars Rebels to Bones in Aftermath Life Debt, cranky droids are a thing, and now we get K-2SO in Rogue One A Star Wars Story....
Alan Tudyk, who plays K-2SO in the first Star Wars standalone movie, says his droid is like a curmudgeonly old person.
Alan was talking to EW's Anthony Breznican about the droid, Kaytoo, who is a reprogrammed Imperial security droid. Kaytoo follows Roger in Star Wars Lego Freemaker Adventures and Bones in Aftermath Life Debt, both Battledroids reprogrammed and slightly left of centre. This is an interesting new trend in new Star Wars.
See what Alan had to say about Kaytoo at Star Wars Celebration Europe last month in the video below:
Kaytoo is also something of a sidekick. He is the "Chewbacca" to Cassian Andor's "Han Solo", although the actor himself doesn't quite see it that way.
Alan says that Katoo, and by extension we, will see other Kaytoo's in Rogue One. Droids who haven't been free from the bonds of their programming. He also says that the newest droid on the block will speak with a English accent:
I love this trend of characters "finding themselves" in Star Wars. We saw it with Finn in The Force Awakens last year, and as previously mentioned, we are seeing it in droid form on the small screen and in books. I wonder who else we can expect to see "switch" sides in future Star Wars movies, and if it could flow the other way. Will we see a good guy flip to the other side in Rogue One or Episode VIII? Place your bets in the comments below...
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