Mads Mikkelsen had joined the cast of Gareth Edwards‘ Star Wars: Rogue One, a lot of us assumed he would be taking on a villainous role. That makes sense because he does make a great villain, Hannibal for example — he simply nailed the role in the show. What you are about to read is shocking.
Mads Mikkelsen did an interview with Ekstra Bladet and revealed a few bits of new information about his character. He said that it a very important role to the franchise and that his character is not actually a bad guy.
Here’s how the Q&A went down (thanks to StarWars7news, who used Google Translate to for the translation):
Q: On IMDB your name is listed just after Felicity Jones. It suggests that it is a great role. Is it a big role?
A: I have not actually noticed that. It is probably because the other might not have come on the list yet [smiles].
Q: But is it a big or a small role?
A: It is a very important role, as much I can say.
Q: Are you the bad guy?
A: No, my character is actually not a bad guy, and then I can not say more.
The movie will be released on December 16th, 2016.