'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story': Actor Mads Mikkelsen Lets Spoilers Slip

Dustin Wicksell

Star Wars fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the franchise's first anthology film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, following its trailer reveal earlier this month, and now actor Mads Mikkelsen appears to have let a few new details about his character slip during a live interview.

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Mikkelsen made the error during an interview with Sky News, while he was discussing his roles in both Rogue One and Marvel's upcoming Doctor Strange. Despite initially asserting that he couldn't say much about the film, which centers around a group of Rebels led by Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso as they attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star, Mikkelsen revealed a hitherto unknown detail about his character, seemingly as an accident.

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"I read the script, it was very beautiful. Felicity [Jones] plays this lovely, strong woman and I play her [pauses] father. That was too much, I'm sorry."

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Mikkelsen's admission that he will be playing Jyn Erso's father represents the biggest reveal surrounding his character so far, as io9 points out. Previous reports had suggested that he would be playing a scientist responsible for the construction of the Death Star, or a turncoat Imperial charged with helping the Rebels. Mikkelsen himself has previously revealed that his character is "not a bad guy," a fact that seems to fit with a role as Jyn Erso's father.


During the rest of his interview, Mikkelsen also refused to reveal whether Darth Vader would be appearing in Rogue One, sidestepping one of the biggest rumors to attach itself to the film so far. As MovieWeb notes, however, the actor did reveal that certain classic characters will indeed be returning to the screen in Rogue One, though he declined to say which ones.

"Some of them -- but I would reveal too much. There are iconic characters in our film and also characters you have never heard of. It's a mix."

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