In the otherwise quite serious “Star Wars’ war film ‘Rogue One’, K-2SO is the only one that provides a laugh or two. With his sarcastic and sometimes morbid sayings, Cassian Andor’s (Diego Luna) droid quickly won the hearts of fans. It goes without saying that his appearance in the Disney + series “Andor” is now eagerly awaited by “Rogue One” fans. And indeed, for a brief moment in episode 7, K-2SO seems to be making a comeback. But then a second robot appears that looks exactly the same. So, is one of the “Andor” droids actually K-2SO, or does the “Star Wars“ series just playing around here?
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We can tell you with a very high degree of certainty that neither of the two droids at the end of the current Andor episode is K-2SO. There are several reasons for this.
First, K-2SO is not a one-off, but a mass-produced Imperial KX security droid. Their tall, athletic build and long limbs make them well suited to keeping individuals at bay, as one of the KX droids in “Andor” impressively demonstrates when he manhandles Cassian. So there are numerous such robots that look just like the K-2SO. That’s why it’s nothing special that two of them can be seen in the episode.
Second, the droid attacking Cassian has a very different voice than K-2SO. This one was in
“Rogue One” was embodied by Alan Tudyk, who not only lent him his voice but also provided motion capture for his movements. Tudyk has also confirmed that he will play the character should she appear in the Disney+ series. But a look at the credits reveals that the KX unit in “Andor” was voiced by someone named Aidan Cook. This is probably the same Aidan Cook who also starred in the Aliens Boolio in “Star Wars 9” and Two Tubes in “Rogue One”, although we can’t confirm that for sure.
Third, in January 2021, Alan Tudyk announced that he had not worked on Season 1 of Andor. At that time he betrayed colliders: “They are shooting it now. I am not there. But if the show continues and more stories are told, I will end up in it.”
So there are some very clear indications that neither of the two droids in “Andor” Episode 7 are not K-2SO. We probably won’t see the “Rogue One” fan favorite until Season 2 of the “Star Wars’ series.
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