Monday, August 24, 2015

Mads Mikkelsen Reveals Minor Details About His 'Rogue One' Character

By: Dominic Jones

When it was announced that famed Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen was cast in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, many people jumped to the conclusion that he would be playing a villain.  Not so says the actor, who spoke with the Danish website Film Magisnet.  While Mikkelsen couldn't say much, he did reveal that he is playing a good guy in the film.  Here's what Mikkelsen had to say about Rogue One (translated from Danish),

But it is a big or a small role?
- It is a very important role, as much I can say.

But you're bad guy?

- No, my character is actually not a bad guy, and then I can not say more.   I am also quite game, and I can say that the movie be recorded in Iceland and England. And the recordings lasts for three months.

So there you have it, Mikkelsen has made it clear that he is not the villain of the movie.  The speculation made sense given that Mikkelsen is best known for his villainous roles as Hannibal Lecter on Hannibal and as Le Chiffre in Casino Royale.  That being said, Mikkelsen has incredible range and I would recommend folks seek out the Danish film The Hunt, where Mikkelsen plays a victim, to see that range on display.

This can also put an end to the speculation that Mikkelsen would be playing Imperial Admiral Montferrat, who first appeared in the "Blade Squadron" canon short story in Star Wars Insider (which has since been re-released on  Fans noticed that an illustration of Montferrat (above) looked suspiciously like Mikkelsen and began to wonder if Montferrat would make the jump to the silver screen with Mikkelsen playing him.  Alas, it was not meant to be.

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