The hype surrounding Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been skyrocketing since the release of that amazing trailer earlier this month. The footage revealed a great deal from the film, but several elements were noticeably absent. One of the biggest missing pieces was the character that Mads Mikkelsen will be playing. We've heard rumors about Mikklesen's role but no confirmations, until today. In a recent interview with Sky News the actor was asked about his upcoming film roles. which includes Rogue One and Marvel's Doctor Strange. While at first he seemed hesitant about divulging anything about Rogue One, he then proceeded to drop a vital piece of information about his character. Of course, some may consider the following to be a spoiler, so be warned; if you don't want to know anything about Rogue One, stop reading now, This is your official SPOILER WARNING.
Here's what Mikklesen had to say in regards to his feelings when he was first approached about the role:
"A little scared. I wasn't really sure if I was wearing a Stormtrooper outfit or anything like that at that point. I wasn't sure if I could fit into that. I read the script, it was very beautiful. And Felicity(Jones)'s playing this lovely, young, strong woman and I play her father."
And when asked if he could confirm if Darth Vader will appear in Rogue One, he replied:
"Yes I can, but I won't."
You can watch the full interview below. Star Wars talk begins at the 0:30 mark:
This revelation appears to confirm the aforementioned rumors that Mikkelsen and Jones' characters are related. The same rumors also state that his is a conflicted character who is involved with the construction of the Death Star but has a change of heart. We'll have to wait and see if those turn out to be true. Furthermore, it's worth noting that while signing Rogue One autographs at a convention last year, Mikkelsen added the name "Galen" to his signature, fueling speculation that it was his character's name. Is Madds Mikkelsen playing Galen Erso, the father of Jyne Erso? Id say it's all but confirmed now.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16th!
Source: Sky News
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