The relationship between droid and organic in the Star Wars galaxy has been one of servitude, with the droids typically giving and the organic taking. In most instances, this is the case, and it’s met with contempt in return. Droids were built to serve the need of their masters. But with some droids developing a personality of their own, and creating long-lasting relationships with their masters, one has to wonder is it appropriate to treat a droid based on their programming? Or maybe we should ask ourselves, do we treat our cars like we treat our washing machines? No, but why?
What is white and orange with a touch of silver and black, rather roly-poly, and resembles a figure 8? [Like you need me to answer that question for you. 😉 ] That just happens to be the character who stole the show when The Force Awakens hit movie screens a couple of years ago – BB-8, who happens to be my favorite character from the new trilogy of Star Wars films. Off and on over the past year and a half, I’ve been naming my favorite characters from TFA and explaining why they have struck a chord with me, and now that the next installment is set to hit theaters in a mere two weeks [can you feel the electric excitement coursing through the air? I can!], it is only fitting that I reveal who caught my eye and touched my heart most of all.
This review of Star Wars: Rogue One — Cassian & K-2SO contains minor spoilers.
Now we know why K-2SO handled that sidearm with such lethality toward the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
We also know a great deal more about the nature of the relationship the ex-Imperial droid shared with Rebel spy Cassian Endor, too. This story is a splendid example of how comics can be used to build up and add to the mythology of Star Wars films.
Written by crime-fiction novelist and comics writer Duane Swiercyznski (check out his work on Dark Circle Comics‘ The Black Hood), this one-shot provides a solidly entertaining origin story for Cassian Andor and K-2SO. The cover is by Julian Totino Tedesco with a variant (pictured) by Chris Samnee.
This Is The Droid You’re Looking For: Announcing STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1!
Duane Swierczynski and Fernando Blanco bring you the epic adventures of Cassian Andor and K-2SO
New York, NY—May 19, 2017—Cassian Andor and his reprogrammed Imperial security droid K-2SO have a partnership that rivals the closeness of Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. But like all great stories, that wasn’t always the case. So how did the great partnership of human and droid come to be? This August, find out the real history between the two characters when Marvel releases STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1, written by acclaimed author Duane Swierczynski (Cable, Punisher: Frank Castle) with art by Fernando Blanco (Marvel Zombies, Thunderbolts).
Despite fighting to protect the galaxy, Cassian Andor and K-2SO haven’t always been on the same side of the Galactic Civil War – and readers will find out why in this new story, which includes the two characters meeting each other for the very first time!
After having Alan Tudyk on The Star Wars Show this week, discussion of his Rogue One character, K-2SO, continues on The Star Wars After Show. Other topics include the new Rogue One TV spot, Catalyst, and the Star Wars exhibit at Madame Tussauds.
Check out the show below:
Jay’s Galactic Espressions
On my 46th birthday (July 16), I was reduced to my 10-year-old self. I laughed, jumped for joy, squeed more than a few times, and quite literally performed at least one happy dance. My eyes were a little brighter, and my steps a little lighter. All because of Star Wars.
And that’s a good thing…a VERY good thing!
When it comes to Star Wars, I’m a big kid at heart anyway, as I’m most (or all) of you reading this right now can relate. Overall, it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan, but with all of the news that came out of Star Wars Celebration Europe (SWCE) over the last few days, my kid-o-meter has flown off the charts!
After flying under the radar for so long, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally in the spotlight. News of character names and details — and the return of Darth Vader — have stirred excitement for fans over the last two days, and the trend continues with a gallery of all-new images from Entertainment Weekly!
Loads of intel on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been revealed today, including the return of Darth Vader! Entertainment Weekly has provided our first look at the characters inhabiting this new chapter in the saga, from members of the Rebellion to servants of the Empire — and those somewhere in between.
Here’s a rundown of what we know so far, including an important connection to The Clone Wars animated series: