The Final 'Rogue One' Trailer Shows K-2S0's Murderous Side

Friday, 25 November 2016 - 12:50PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: Rogue One
Friday, 25 November 2016 - 12:50PM
The Final 'Rogue One' Trailer Shows K-2S0's Murderous Side
The final Rogue One trailer has finally dropped, and it's a doozy: twice the space battles! Twice the explosions! Twice the K-2S0 quips! The new trailer is an excellent complement to the previous one, which showed Jyn, K-2S0, and Cassian Andor infiltrating the Death Star and gave a little hint at Alan Tudyk's sense of humor as K-2S0. Everything, from Empire magazine's reveal of the actual Death Star plans to revelations about Krennic and Vader's conversation in the trailer, is building up to the excitement of December 16th. Here's the last official trailer we'll see before the movie hits theaters:



Now, compare this action-packed, humorous trailer to the one we saw two weeks ago, where the movie was portrayed as a dramatic, futuristic war drama, with the heavy implication that this was a mission that our heroes wouldn't survive. The biggest feature of the new trailer, though, is probably K-2S0.

K-2SO is a reprogrammed Imperial security droid that serves Captain Cassian Andor, one of the other Rogues. He's played by Alan Tudyk (of Firefly fame), and carries some of the same wit. The trailers show K-2SO as a reluctant, sassy, somewhat pessimistic member of the team, sort of like a more imposing C-3PO. What we haven't seen before is K-2S0 in combat. R2-D2 was able to shock the shins of some Stormtroopers with his little space-taser, but K-2S0 seems perfectly comfortable not only catching the grenade thrown at the team (0:32), but tossing it over is shoulder at a squad of troopers, apparently killing them all in a well-timed exposion.

With the knowledge that he's able to kick a significant amount of ass, it's more reassuring to know that K-2S0 be part of the infiltration team going into the Death Star with Erso and Andor. Still, he's a different sort of droid than we've seen before—his quips seems to hint at a subtle resentment of Jyn and the mission against his former creators, the Empire. Droids have often been played for comic relief, but now that we know K-2S0 has no trouble blowing people away he's just a little more unsettling.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits US theaters December 16th, 2016.
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