Well, Rogue One is finally out there in theaters and the reactions to the movie have been surprisingly varied. Plenty of friends and colleagues have opined that it is the best Star Wars movie since The Empire Strikes Back, which I adamantly disagree with but understand the reasoning behind…up to a point. Others think it’s a frustrating but ultimately promising step toward more unique, personal Star Wars movies, which is closer to where I stand with the whole production.
One of the inarguable highlights of the movie, no matter the opinion of the movie itself, is Alan Tudyk‘s K-2SO, the lanky droid that serves as right-hand man to Diego Luna‘s duplicitous rebel. In a new feature for the film, which you can take a look at below, Tudyk discusses the fun of playing the character and getting to run around and play Star Wars as an adult. Even better, they add in a few clips of K-2SO from Rogue One that remind you of one of the few things that the movie gets completely right in terms of tone.
Here’s the new featurette for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
Here’s the official synopsis for Rogue One:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.