One of the characters in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has been touring Canada in the weeks leading up to the film and next week he’ll be on view in Toronto.
Get ready to meet a life-size replica of the new Droid K-2SO, guaranteed to become a fan favourite once the movie opens.
K-2SO is a former security droid for the Empire that has been reprogrammed and is now loyal to the Alliance. Rogue One director Gareth Edwards has described the towering, powerful security droid, who’s voiced in the film by Alan Tudyk, as “the antithesis of C-3PO” and “…a little bit like Chewbacca’s personality in a droid’s body.”
The K-2S0 replica was created by Prop Shop, a London, UK-based company that created the official props used in the production of the film. K-2SO made it's first stop at Vancouver’s Fan Expo, last weekend and has also appeared in Calgary and Montreal. These Canadian stops are the only places in North America where this K-2SO replica can be seen.
K-2S0 made a quick pre-stop in Toronto to meet up with some media and of course I couldn't pass up the opportunity of having my picture taken with him!
If you’d like to get your picture taken with this very cool new droid, check him out at Vaughan Mills from Monday Dec. 5 to Friday Dec. 11, 2016.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker and Genevieve O’Reilly.
I also had the opportunity to chat with Rogue One star Riz Ahmed about being part of this exciting franchise. I'll have that interview for you the week the film opens.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuts in theaters December 16, 2016.