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Rogue One [Official Info] Mads Mikkelsen (Galen Erso) in Rogue One

Discussion in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' started by Darth_Voider, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Davak24 Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm sure he'll be great.
  2. danmcken Jedi Master

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    After watching Hannibal im not sure i could accept him taking orders from someone so mentally fragile as Vader,i could see him as a grey character playing off all sides for his own ends. Sowing the seeds of doubt in Vader about the Emperor and vice versa, stoking Tarkins thirst for power and helping the fledgling rebellion.
  3. Darth_Pevra Force Ghost

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    I'll be laughing if it turns out the guy is playing a Rebel veteran.
  4. starocean90 Force Ghost

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  5. Darth Claire Force Ghost

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    Oh Mads,
    [IMG]

    I'm fairly certain he was created to play villains. No other reason for his existance. :p
    I am sorry Mads, please don't kill me.
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  7. Darth_Voider Jedi Grand Master

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  8. starocean90 Force Ghost

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    seems less and less likely a villain.
    [IMG]
  9. Jonipoon Jedi Master

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    So he's not playing a bad guy. Great news! I don't want to start a flamewar, I just want to make a stand alone commentary on this: Great news that at least one white guy won't be playing a villain in this film....
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  10. Breogan Jedi Knight

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    LOL! Did someone just complain about the fact that the lead cast revealed were pretty much all minorities.
    Cause there's not enough hero films out there where the lead(s) are default "white guys" already? LOL!
    OMG! A movie with a white female, a hispanic, pakistani, and two asians! How terrifying that must have felt for you for a second.:(
    Are you going to be ok?

    FYI, not a debate, "it's stand alone commentary".
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  11. FelicityRebel Jedi Knight

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  12. LANDO_ROCKS Jedi Grand Master

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    He's a great actor and I'm happy the guy isn't being typecast as a bad guy
  13. mattman8907 Jedi Master

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    I'm going with the theory that's he's playing the Commanding officer of Felicity Jones's character's squadron.
  14. TheBBP Force Ghost

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  15. D-Ludicrous Jedi Master

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    I am more curious about the Kit Fisto on there.
  16. bstnsx704 Jedi Master

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    I read that that's the signature of the voice actor of TCW Fisto.

    Interesting about the name Galen. Does that name stem from the early drafts in any way? I know the TFU game used the name, though I've never played the game. It also used the name Starkiller from one of Lucas' original drafts, and that name is now getting repurposed for a film in an interesting way.
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  17. Count Zero Jedi Knight

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    Galen is a name common to fantasy fiction. The lead in Dragonslayer, and the technomage in one of the Babylon 5 spinoffs were named Galen, for instance. Star Wars didn't invent the name.
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  18. Sarge Chosen One

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    Yeah, my first thought was, "That's kind of a generic name for a character from a fictional culture."
  19. Count Zero Jedi Knight

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    I'm pretty sure it's a real name, like Luke. Though i haven't googled it yet. Ahh, what the hell, i'll post in stream-of-thought. *Googling* It's in a couple of Baby Name Wizards, From sheknows.com "The name Galen is a Gaelic baby name. In Gaelic the meaning of the name Galen is: Tranquil."

    Galen Gering, American soap opera actor
    Galen Rowell, climber and photographer
    Galen Rupp, American runner

    All from the wiki disambiguation of the name.

    Seems like an archaic name that's fallen out of favor, like Gareth (once Gareth was really common).

    Not much to read into.



    I'm just glad there's been no speculation in here that Mads was playing Galen Marek (or whatever) from the force unleashed. I totally expected to see that. Faith restored a notch or two...


    EDIT: This part's not stream of thought. If Galen means "Tranquil," maybe that's something we can latch onto about his characters personality?
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  20. TheReal_Rebel Jedi Padawan

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    I would love it if he plays Starkiller aka Galen. In the Force Unleashed ( number something) he's Vader's one time apprentice, right? And helps organize the Rebellion?

    Re: Kit Fisto maybe more Jedi survived then were thought to. But may die to help get the plans into Rebel hands
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  21. Lecter1972 Jedi Padawan

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    Wasnt Kit Fisto killed by Sidious when Mace and the other Jedi went to arrest Sidious / Palpatine??
  22. TheReal_Rebel Jedi Padawan

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    Thought so, too.

    Could be characters Mads & other actor play co op those names or the actors were just fooling around.

    I did hear that Mads is not playing a "baddie" ,though.

    From Mads from CinemaBlend

    "Not much, I can say. No, my character is actually not a bad guy, and then I can not say more. I can also say that the movie will be shot in Iceland and England. And the filming will last for three months."
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  23. zam wesell2005 Jedi Knight

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    Then you have only seen Casino Royale and Hannibal. Good the casting is not so predictable.
  24. DebonaireNerd Jedi Master

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  25. ArchStanton1862 Jedi Knight

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    Since people are discussing the name, Galen is also a Greek name. The most famous Galen I know was a Greek physician from Pergamon who was probably the most influential Roman medical writer. I don't have a clue if this has anything to do with his character or not.
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