Mads Mikkelsen on the Rogue One Reshoots: We’re Just Adding Little Bits Here and There!

MadsOver the course of the last week or so, the rumors about Rogue One reshoots have spread like fire with contradicting reports appearing in the media. While some reports claimed that reshoots are perfectly normal on the big movies, the others caused great concern to the fans because they reported that almost half of the movie will be changed.

The Independent sat down with Mads Mikkelsen to interview him about his upcoming movie and took the opportunity to ask the actor about it.



This is the part of the interview concerning Rogue One.

Q: There is a lot of talk about the ongoing reshoots, are you involved with them?


A: I have one day. I can’t remember when, in two weeks I think.


Q: It’s been very mixed in the press, with two sides; some sources are claiming the film will undergo big changes while others are saying it will be very minimal. What’s the feeling you have from being involved with the film?


A: Basically, all the big films I have done always have reshoots, it is part of their budget. They’re either not super happy with a scene bit, the way we were acting, or maybe there’s something they want to add. It’s not a new thing, it happens with every film. Whether it’s bigger or less, I have no idea, I have nothing to compare with. It’s the same film, it’s just adding little bits here and there to do the final polishing. That’s my feeling.


Q: It’s interesting because, obviously, films get reshot all the time but, for this one, it has been talked about everywhere. 


A: That’s also interesting, to make the right goal and all the rumours happening. [Disney] love that, it’s free publicity.

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Mikkelsen said he couldn’t speak about his role in the film, although he previously disclosed that he plays Jyn Erso’s father.


So, there you have it. Considering Mikkelsen’s usual honesty and the fact that he is actually involved in the film, his take doesn’t sound like doom and gloom that has been spreading lately. ‘Final polishing’ is what, I think, we all want this film to have.


For those interested in Mads Mikkelsen’s other roles (Doctor Strange), future of Hannibal and his other projects, The Independent plans to release the entire interview with the actor soon.


Rogue One, A Star Wars Story, is scheduled for the release on December 14, 2016.


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26 thoughts on “Mads Mikkelsen on the Rogue One Reshoots: We’re Just Adding Little Bits Here and There!

  • June 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    It better not be “little bits” of Han Solo cameos “here and there.”

    • June 10, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      I don’t even know how they could make that work – the new guy they cast is at least ten years too young to be playing Han in the Rogue One era ( unless they use flashbacks within the movie itself ).

      • June 10, 2016 at 9:01 pm

        Mads previously said we’ll be seeing him with “a younger Jyn” so there’s either at least one flashback or the movie spans more time than we’re assuming.

        • June 10, 2016 at 9:50 pm

          “Have you ever heard of the Star Wars galaxy?”
          “Ah, yes, the Star Wars galaxy, where every galactic hero knew each other in person at one point in time…”

        • June 11, 2016 at 1:19 am

          I absolutely love non-linear story-tellings, but star wars doesn’t use that.

          • June 11, 2016 at 1:29 am

            it wouldn’t fit…

          • June 11, 2016 at 1:49 am

            I don’t disagree. But there is apparent confirmation that we’ll be seeing Mikkelson’s character with “a younger Jyn”. I have no idea how that’s going to work.

          • June 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm

            Holo-picture, Force… I’m more for the first one between the two

          • June 11, 2016 at 2:24 am

            Also doesn’t use flashbacks.

        • June 11, 2016 at 4:23 am

          There could be holorecordings or something.

        • June 11, 2016 at 3:49 pm

          I really hope not. A Han Solo movie? Eh, well…okay. But I just don’t see it being necessary to tie him directly into the events leading up to A New Hope. I’m still of the camp that think his story should start at the Cantina. But if we’re going to get any official backstory, it should remain independent of these these types of events.

          • June 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

            100% agree.

            If they have to shove Solo in I could see him having a past with Jyn or at least having crossed paths with her. However, the movie will need to already be delving into her past for that to make sense as something we need to see to serve the story.

            Solo clearly had no idea about the Death Star before arriving at Alderaan so having him be part of the main plot of Rogue One would make no sense.

  • June 10, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    > Considering Mikkelsen’s usual honesty…

    Or Disney lawyers have been all like “keep your fuckin’ mout’ shut this time”

    • June 11, 2016 at 6:20 am

      Don’t be that paranoid man.

        • June 11, 2016 at 9:24 am

          No. But the thing is that you should stop being hateful to Disney when something unrevealed is going on.

          • June 11, 2016 at 9:25 am

            Oh I don’t hate them. Who told you that? Don’t say that! They’re listening.

          • June 11, 2016 at 11:18 am

            You’re confusing…

          • June 11, 2016 at 8:31 pm

            SHHH!!! he’s one of….THEM – the lizard people!

          • June 12, 2016 at 7:43 pm

            too late, you’re done, I’ll tell Disney you hate them! they’ll make you pay for that! u.u

          • June 12, 2016 at 11:27 pm

            << puts on tinfoil helmet and starts crying and singing Let It Go at the top of his voice >>

          • June 13, 2016 at 10:28 am

            goood, gooood! let the “Disney” flow through you!

          • June 11, 2016 at 8:31 pm

            “LEAVE DISNEY ALONE!!!!!”
            Aren’t you in an old Youtube video?

          • June 12, 2016 at 7:38 am


  • June 13, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Again “reshoot” being confused with “pickups”. Pickup days are normal. They are pre-scheduled. In editing little things are often found to be needed. Reaction shots, second unit stuff, additional expository lines. But Actually reshooting things that have already been shot, after wrapping? not that common. Dailies are seen immediately after shooting. If something didn’t work they do it again. Clearly the rough cut had major structural or tonal flaws that were not apparent in dailies. A couple days or a week of pickups. Standard. Several Weeks. Problems.

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