The latest Star Wars movie, and the first spinoff from the numbered series, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may not have had the same kind of opening weekend The Force Awakens had. As Disney expected. But The Force Awakens had the best domestic opening of all time and went on to become the new all-time domestic box office king, so that’s no great shock to anyone at all. But that’s not to say the movie had a bad opening. Quite the contrary. It scored a $155 million domestic opening—the second best for a Star Wars movie and the 12th best all-time—and nearly $135 million foreign for a $290 million worldwide total. Now we can only wait to see how high it will rise in the all-time rankings.
While we wait for that, here’s a short video well worth giving a watch. In it, Firefly star Alan Tudyk talks about playing the droid K-2SO in Rogue One. This includes figuring out the right voice to use, walking around on stilts, and more. You can check it out below.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.
Rogue One is in theaters now. You can read our review right here, and find much more on the movie right here.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” star Alan Tudyk plays K-2SO, an Imperial droid who was reprogrammed and finds himself with the rebellion. Alan explains what it was like controlling K-2SO, and how they went about making the best movie they could.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at K-2SO from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in this featurette with Alan Tudyk.