But in addition to gun-slinging, hip-swaggering, tight pants-wearing, better-than-scruffy-looking nerf herders, the two galaxy’s also share Alan Tudyk.
The beloved actor broke out as Hoban “Wash” Washburne in Joss Whedon’s tragically short-lived space western, Firefly, before going on to become one of the greatest voice actors and motion capture performers Hollywood’s known.
In addition to Wreck-It Ralph‘s King Candy, Tudyk’s gone on to voice the Duke of Weselton in Frozen, Alistair Krei in Big Hero 6, Duke Weaselton in Zootopia, Heihei the chicken in Moana, Knowsmore in in Ralph Breaks the Internet, Iago in the live action Aladdin mistake, and even additional voices in Frozen 2.
Indeed, he’s been in every one of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s feature films in the last eight years.
Still, however, it can be argued that his most memorable character, after Firefly‘s Wash, is K-2SO. A reprogrammed Imperial enforcer droid, K-2So served alongside Rebel captain Cassian Andor in the days prior to the Battle of Yavin as seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
While there is little in common between Tudyk’s roles in the two space opera’s, they do both share one heart-wrenching detail: untimely deaths. And if you thought that wasn’t enough to call for a mash-up, you’d be wrong.