Alan Tudyk as K-2SO

Alan Tudyk Unites Star Wars and Firefly

The star of two great space operas creates a geek's wet dream

Star Wars and Firefly have much in common. Indeed, one could be said to exist alongside the other in terms of theme and characters despite the radically different approach to their respective ‘verse.

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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.

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There is a certain joy in seeing Tudyk unite these two roles. And fans soon see him reprise at least K-2SO in the upcoming yet-to-be-titled Disney+ Cassian Andor series.

Of course, that also means having to prepare watching the character die… again.

Oh Disney, was running us through with Order 66, yet again, not already enough?

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