After Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in December, details started to surface about a number of famous actors who were hiding in plain sight in unique cameo appearances, such as Simon Pegg as the junk dealer Unkar Plutt and Daniel Craig as a Stormtrooper. With the release of the first Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just a few months away, it seems fans will be deprived of a unique cameo in this movie, according to Alan Tudyk. While the actor still does star as the new droid K-2SO, he almost had another cameo that a certain group of fans would have surely loved.
Yesterday, the actor was joined by his Con Man web series stars Nathan Fillion, PJ Haarsma, Felicia Day and Nolan North for a Reddit AMA session, where one fan asked the group if they have a favorite cameo appearance in their career. Alan Tudyk revealed that his latest cameo just got cut, as he was originally supposed to play his Con Men character Wray Nerely in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Here's what he had to say below.
"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."
Even though we won't see Wray Nerely's cameo in the theatrical cut, it's certainly possible that director Gareth Edwards could include this cameo in the deleted scenes, or possibly an extended edition, if LucasFilm puts one out after the theatrical release. Hopefully we'll find out about more of these cameos in the near future, as we get closer to the December 16 release date. This Star Wars spin-off will go up against Collateral Beauty in just under two months.
As for Alan Tudyk's K-2SO, this Star Wars droid has been described as a "military enforcer droid." This droid joins a group of Rebels tasked with stealing plans to the original Death Star, including Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed), Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Baze Malbus (Wiang Jen) and Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen). Hopefully we'll learn more about K-2S0 and the rest of these soldiers as we get closer to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's release on December 16.