Well based on the headline, we should consider the following tidbit about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story a possible spoiler for a couple of reasons. Maybe Mads Mikkelsen doesn’t understand the concept of spoiler or maybe he is just messing with everyone with a joke. Whatever the case, it is exciting to have the Hannibal actor on board for the film. But we still don’t know much about his role besides the rumors that have been floating around the internet.
While it has yet to be confirmed, the actor has revealed that his character has a family connection to one of the members of the Rebel team that will steal the plans to the Death Star. More on the story below.
In an interview with Sky News (via THR), Mikkelsen says that his character is Jyn Erso’s father. Here’s the full comment:
“Felicity [Jones] is playing this lovely, strong woman and I play her father.”
He then followed that statement up with this apology:
“And that was too much. I’m sorry.”
Well, that was very revealing, to say the least. It has been rumored that Mikkelsen’s character was one of the lead scientists who is in charge of the construction of the first Death Star. Struck with guilt, he aids the Rebel Alliance in the theft of the plans to the Imperial battle station. Again, all of this has yet to be confirmed.
Now a certain interesting tube was teased in the teaser, leading many to believe that Darth Vader would make an appearance in the film. While that also has yet to be confirmed, Mikkelsen knows who he is, but realizing that he has already spoiled too much, the actor wouldn’t reveal who or what is in that tube.
He did admit he was a little scared at first when he was first approached to be in the film. “I wasn’t really sure whether I was wearing a Stormtrooper outfit or anything like that at that point. I wasn’t sure if I could fit into that,” Mikkelsen said. “I read the script, it was very beautiful.”
You can decide for yourself whether or not Mikkelsen revealed a major spoiler or if he is just joking with us all in the video here below.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16, 2016.
Here’s the very brief official plot synopsis of the film:
Lucasfilmâ€™s Rogue One, which takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.