"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is introducing an all-new cast of characters into the franchise, meaning that a number of actors are joining the extended family as well. One actor, fan favorite "Firefly" alum Alan Tudyk, lent his voice to the reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO -- but that's not the only role the actor had. As Tudyk revealed during a Reddit AMA promoting his web series "Con Man," Tudyk revealed that he himself had a cameo in the film -- but don't expect to see it in the final cut.
"I had a cameo I just found out got cut," answered Tudyk. The actor explained that the character he plays in his webseries, sci-fi actor Wray Nerely, "sort of" had a role in the Star Wars film. "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."
Fans will still get to hear Tudyk's voice in "Rogue One," and you can hear him in previous trailers for the film as well. Whether or not we'll get to see Tudyk's pilot character at some point in the future remains unclear; it's always possible that the deleted scene could end up on one of "Rogue One's" many home video releases.
Set outside of the main sequel trilogy that began with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Rogue One” is set just before 1977’s “Star Wars” and details the Rebel plot to steal the Death Star plans from the Empire. Directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) from a script by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, “Rogue One” stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna and Riz Ahmed.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens on December 16.
(via Star Wars News Net)