Mads Mikkelsen Talks Rogue One

Mads MikkelsenWhile promoting the release of Hannibal: Season 3 on Blu-ray, Mads Mikkelsen briefly spoke with IGN about his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Read on for the highlights…


From IGN:

IGN: I know better than to try and get anything out of you plotwise about Rogue One, but the minimal imagery we’ve seen from Rogue One looks a bit different from what we traditionally think of for Star Wars. Does it seem like they’re going in a bit of a different direction, as far as tone?

Mikkelsen: I believe that is true to a degree. It’s still the Star Wars universe, but there is… There might be a personal take on that from Gareth [Edwards], as well. And it should be like that, right? And tomorrow you will find me dead in a river somewhere because I said that.


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IGN: [Laughs] Is it strange and surreal to realize you’re in Star Wars, given what it is and how big it is?

Mikkelsen: It is a big thing, but so was Hannibal and so was Bond. The thing is, we don’t go to change the “thing” about it. We address it as a job. We focus on the character and start working.

We also are aware that it’s the Star Wars universe. We are aware. But that hat, we can’t wear all the time. We have to focus on each individual scene. So I think this is one of these things that will dawn on you later when you actually see the film. In the midst of it, it’s a different thing.


Rogue One is just over a year away from hitting theaters on December 16th, 2016. Good times to be a Star Wars fan.


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10 thoughts on “Mads Mikkelsen Talks Rogue One

  • November 26, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    He is still my favorite Bond villain of all time.

    • November 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      No. Dr. No, I mean.

  • November 26, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Cad Bane.

    • November 27, 2015 at 7:19 am

      if only.

  • November 26, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    A true professional.

  • November 27, 2015 at 12:58 am

    I get the feeling the Death Star will be explored a LOT more. We’ve only seen the prison cell, the command center, the trash, and a few elevators here and there. I think we’ll see more of the inside like in the old Battlefront maps and such.

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:48 am

      I want to see the sauna, toilets and gynecologist’s office.

  • November 27, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Even if this one sucks, I don’t think it will affect the Han Solo film all that much just out of curiosity about his past and the fact that It will be written by the guy who largely developed his character. They better choose wisely for the third spin off though.

    • November 28, 2015 at 12:11 am

      It’s going to be about Jar Jar’s escapades that led to him getting banished from Otoh Gunga.

      • November 28, 2015 at 12:57 am

        Jar Jar’s Bogus Journey?

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