Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Alan Tudyk's 'Con Man' Character Had a Cameo That Was Cut From 'Rogue One'

By: Dominic Jones

Alan Tudyk as K-2SO will be all over Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  Tudyk did motion capture work to portray K2, the Imperial droid turned rebel by Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), in the film.  However he did have one scene where we would have actually seen his face, but it was ultimately cut from the final film.  Tudyk took part in a Reddit AMA recently to discuss Season Two of his webseries Con Man and, of course, Star Wars came up.  Tudyk revealed that he actually shot a cameo as Wray Nerely, his Con Man character, for the film but it had been cut.

Tudyk said,
"I had a cameo I just found out got cut....Yeah, I guess it’s a cameo- Wray Nerely. So the character that I play in Con Man, sort of my alter ego in Con Man, had a role in Rouge One. I played a pilot, and the scene got cut. I just found out. 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."

While it would have been fun to see Wray in Rogue One (especially given Tudyk nearly had to pass on Rogue One because he was making Con Man), it's for the best that it was cut.  Not only because, as Tudyk mentioned, Wray never would have gotten a role in Star Wars, but also because it's not really Star Wars' style to do "meta" cameos like that. 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16th.  Con Man Season Two premieres on Comic Con HQ later this year.

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