K2SO in Rogue One

New Rogue One Trailer Shows Why You Don’t Play Hot Potato With K-2SO

By hot potato we mean Hot Thermal Detonator, and by play I mean RUN.

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One of the biggest highlights for me about this slew of Rogue One trailers is the way in which Lucasfilm has slow-rolled all the tiny details about each of the characters in every trailer. Being able to hide tiny bits of new footage in “new” trailers mostly made up of already-shown clips seems like it’d be similar to remixing music. If that’s the case, then this trailer (or song) is completely made by K-2SO’s appearance/feature/verse/whatever this metaphor is now.

The large, intimidating droid (voiced by Alan Tudyk) already seemed like a bit of a harsh badass with an excellent deadpan voice. He reminds me a bit of HK-47 from Knights of the Old Republic II, to be completely honest, and that’s totally meant to be a compliment. Here, in this trailer, we see him busting out a bit of that deadpan on Jyn (an older clip, I believe), and later he plays a bit of “hot potato” with a Stormtrooper and his buddies, all of whom end up losing when the “hot potato” explodes because it’s actually a thermal detonator and not a freshly baked foil-wrapped ball of carbs.

As well, I think there are a few more great, new shots of Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen) beating up a few guys plus Baze Malbus (Wen Jiang) shooting a rocket at an AT-AT, which is an older clip, but here we get to follow it all the way through to see his reaction when it doesn’t exactly work on it.

In case you didn’t know, ticket sales for Rogue One begin next week. Don’t sleep on this, folks. It promises to be one heck of an event.

(via io9)

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