A new Star Wars casting rumor can be confirmed! Mads Mikkelsen has confirmed that he will be playing Felicity Jones’ character, Jyn Erso’s Father in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Mikkelsen confirmed the news while talking with Sky News. During the interview he mentions that Rogue One comes out between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Episode VIII but this is just referring to the release schedule, not Star Wars canon.
Mikkelsen also shed a light on his character on Doctor Strange in the same interview.
“I believe I’m allowed to say, I play an opponent, a baddie. Not really a baddie, but someone who believes in something else than what Doctor Strange believes in.”
The first official teaser trailer has been released for the Gareth Edwards directed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This is the first of the upcoming Star Wars spin-off films which jumps back nearly 40 years in time to tell the story of the Rebel operation hinting at briefly in Episode IV: A New Hope.
Rogue One: A Star Wars hits theaters December 16, 2016 and Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4th, 2016.
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Source: Sky News