Mads Mikkelsen Reveals His Character For ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Mads Mikkelsen was on SkyOne Thursday morning and the actor may have revealed a little too much about ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’ Like who his character is in the film!

Spoilers after the jump.
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Mikkelsen let the beans slip when he was asked how he felt when he was approached about the project.

“A little scared, I wasn’t sure whether I was wearing a Stormtrooper outfit or anything like that. I wasn’t sure I could fit into that, at that point. I read the script, it was very beautiful. Felicity playing this lovely, strong woman. I play her… father. That’s too much, I’m sorry,” said Mikkelsen.

What does this mean?! Is Jyn Erso’s father a hero or a villain? More details to come.

Watch the complete interview below.

“Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe. It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director, and I’m so excited to be working with him, and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for ‘Rogue One,” said Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm President.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards, and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen (IP Man), Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen of Hannibal fame, Alan Tudyk (as a motion capture character), and Riz Ahmed.

The film is a prequel to the original 1977 Star Wars, dealing with rebel efforts to convey Death Star blueprints to Leia Organa. The screenplay is by Chris Weitz, and the film is due in theaters on December 16.

Matthew Sardo
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