This article contains spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Firefly
Alan Tudyk is a busy, busy man. Just in the last couple of years he’s been the voice of Oliver Queen in Young Justice, The Joker in Harley Quinn and Dangerboat in The Tick, as well as appearing in front of the camera as Mr. Nobody in Doom Patrol and Gary in Santa Clarita Diet, but for many geeks, he’ll always be fondly remembered as Firefly‘s trustworthy pilot Wash, whose death in the series’ movie conclusion, Serenity, still stands as one of the most upsetting on-screen demises of all time. Very much a Joss Whedon joint!
Tudyk-voiced Star Wars droid K-2SO also kicked the bucket, along with pretty much everyone else, in the final act of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and this week saw the two characters collide for Star Wars Day in the mashup no one saw coming.
In a video posted to Tudyk’s Twitter account, K-2SO is seen playing with his stormtrooper toys in a recreation of Wash’s “curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal” scene, where the cockpit of Firefly is swapped out for the Rogue One gang’s U-Wing. The clip was reportedly created by Maureen Seng, an ILM animator who worked on Rogue One. She did an incredible job, and the clip itself is a real delight.