"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" will star actor Allan Tudyk but it looks like no one is going to see his live-action self in the movie. He was initially cast to lend his voice to the robot K-2SO but reports claim he was also supposed to do a meta-cameo which is like his fictional alter ego. Unfortunately, his scene didn't make it into the final cut.
Tudyk, who is promoting his new online series "Con Man", participated in a Reddit AMA and revealed that he was supposed to do two roles in the movie. One as the K-2SO robot and the other as Wray Nerely from his web series "Con Man". His character is described as a struggling actor that is known to do pilot roles in science fiction television series. In "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" his role was supposed to be a pilot.
"Sort of my alter ego in Con Man had a role in Rouge One Star Wars I played a pilot, and the scene got cut I just found out. Like did Wray Nerely survive? I was really looking forward to seeing Wray Nerely in Star Wars, but truthfully Wray Nerely would never get that good of a job. So it was probably pretty good that he didn't." he explained.
But fans need not be disappointed because he still got K-2SO role and that definitely made it in the final cut of the movie. K-2SO is also called an Imperial enforcer droid who was rebooted to become a servant of the Rebel Alliance by Cassian Andor. What makes this droid unique is its eagerness to talk back to its new owners in any way it wishes, including throwing some remarks about their plan to steal the Death Star plans.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" will also cast Riz Ahmed, Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker. The movie is scheduled to hit the big screen on December 16.