Alan Tudyk Says He’s ‘Not In’ The Cassian Andor Series On Disney+ (Yet)
Ever since he debuted on small screens playing with toy dinosaurs on the bridge of the Serenity, Alan Tudyk became a genre legend. In recent years, he’s voiced the Joker (and Clayface) on the Harley Quinn animated series, played Mister Nobody in Doom Patrol season 1, and brought to life a sassy droid in the Star Wars universe. Definitely soaring like a leaf on the wind, Tudyk’s latest project is a comedy on SyFy called Resident Alien. While doing press for this show, Alan Tudyk revealed that he’s not in the Cassian Andor series currently filming for Disney+.
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Announced as Andor on the Disney Investor’s Day Star Wars presentation, we know that the series is underway enough that they were able to release a sizzle reel. It showed them filming and the cast and crew behind-the-scenes. Notably absent, however, was Tudyk on his stilts and motion capture suit that he used in Rogue One. Rumors about the story suggest that we are going to get a deep-dive into Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna, and his backstory. So, it makes sense that K2-SO may not ne in all of the episodes.
However, in an interview with Steven Weintraub, Tudyk revealed probably more than Lucasfilm would have liked him to. He acknowledged that he was part of the series announcements and will eventually be in the show. Yet, it doesn’t sound like it’s a certainty.
“I will be, one day. They’re shooting it right now. I’m not in it. But if it stays on the air, and stories keep getting told, I’ll end up in there. You know, it’s a shame. I love, you know…I’m in all these announcements for the show, and it’s…it’s…I suggested at D23 when we announced the show that it be called k2 Fast K2 Furious: The Cassian Andor Series. And that’s not happening, it’s called Andor, and, you know, I think…I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know. I’ll end up in it at a certain point.”
Tudyk went on to say that since he’s about to turn 50 years old, he thinks his days of being able to perform on stilts are numbered. He also rejected the idea of letting someone else handle the motion capture performance while he just supplies the voice. However, as is typical when it comes to these big Disney franchises, he was cagey and seemed to be unsure of what he could reveal. So, when Alan Tudyk says he’s not in the Cassian Andor series, it ay all be a misdirect.
Still, fans of everyone’s favorite reprogrammed Imperial droid may have to wait to see K2-SO in Andor.
Resident Alien premieres on SyFy on January 27, 2021.
What do you think? Are you bummed that Alan Tudyk and K2 will not be in the Cassian Andor series? Do you think he’s leading us on? Share your thoughts, theories, and reactions in the comments below.
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