By: Dominic Jones
Yesterday, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Mads Mikkelsen revealed that he was playing the father of Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso in the film. Today, he revealed more details about the film, which hits theaters on December 16th, 2016, and his role in an interview with The Evening Standard.
First he revealed that Rogue One will feature flashbacks, saying,
“I spend a lot of time with [Jones] and she’s a wonderful actress. I play her dad at the time of Felicity and I play her dad when she’s younger, so we jump back and forth in time.”
He was also asked about the possibility of classic Star Wars characters appearing in Rogue One. Mikkelsen told The Evening Standard,
“Some of them – but I would reveal too much. There are iconic characters in our film and also characters you have never heard of. It’s a mix.”
There have been lots of rumors about classic villains appearing in the film. We've already seen Mon Mothma in the trailer, so it seem possible that we might see some more classic Rebels in the film as well. It will also be interesting to see proper flashbacks (not just a Force-induced vision that includes flashbacks) in Star Wars film.
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