Alan Tudyk, the actor behind Rogue One's reprogrammed Empire droid K-2SO, will co-write a new K-2SO adventure for IDW's Star Wars Adventures, Nerdist reports.
“I wrote some of K-2SO’s words in this," Tudyk said." I know how he speaks and thinks since I spoke and thunk him in Rogue One.”
The backup story will appear in the third issue of the comic book aimed at young readers, telling the tale of the perennially sarcastic droid and rebel Captain Cassian Andor (depicted by Diego Luna in the blockbuster Rogue One) being saddled with a handful of baby Wookies during a mission.
Tudyk co-writes "Adventures in Wookie-Sitting" with Shannon Denton, with art from Arianna Florean (IDW's Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge). Tudyk and Denton are also teaming with Nathan Fillion and PJ Haarsma (The Softwire) for sci-fi epic SPECTRUM, with animation vet Denton overseeing production of both the comic and animation.
Tudyk previously revealed K-2's secret history to ComicBook.com, saying there was little background for the sassy droid. Tudyk and Rogue One Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel worked together to help bring the CGI character to life, fleshing out some details on his past history.
"The backstory was pretty limited," Tudyk said. "Knowing that he was in the Empire, he was sort of reborn when Cassian gave him his reprogramming. He was enslaved, in a way. He was more of a stoic character. He had to follow orders. Basically, he just scurried around. He did lots of security stuff. He had a big bunch of keys that hung off his belt."
Earlier this year, Tudyk seemed open to the possibility of reprising the role as Rogue One's breakout character in Star Wars Rebels, and said he wanted to show up in Disney and Lucasfilm's upcoming young Han Solo movie. Tudyk can next be heard reprising his role of Alistair Krei in Big Hero 6: The Series, coming soon to Disney XD.