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

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Anthology (Released Films)' started by Darth_Voider, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. JabbatheHumanBeing

    JabbatheHumanBeing Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Mads just killed the scene where he cuts off Jyn's hand and asks him to join her and rule the galaxy as father and daughter.
     
  2. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So this is my theory. Jyn thinks she is being recruited by the rebels for her skills and maybe, depending upon how she first encounters them, thinks she owes them or something. In reality, the rebels have singled her out because of her relationship to Mads Mikkelsen. This is something she'll discover before the final act and will cause conflict as she'll be pissed that she's being used. Ultimately though she'll do her duty.

    On the Mads side of things, he's going to be bullied and threatened by Grand Admiral Mendelsohn and Darth Vader. IF Mads is the architect of the Death Star, that would imply he designed the thing that the Geonosians had in their possession. Which means he might have been duped by Darth Sidious and Darth Tyranus before the Clone Wars to design the thing and once the separatists lost the war, he was now a slave to the Empire. I'm sure a book or comic can deal with that at a later time. So where Jyn might believe he chose the Empire over her and mommy (who probably died when Jyn was 15), in reality he didn't have a choice. Which just adds to the tragedy.

    In a further out theory, if that thing in the trailer which looks like a bacta tank, turns out to be a carbonite chamber, then I could see that being a tool to threaten Mads with or be the doom in his future in that the Empire plans on preserving him for future projects. I don't think we know how the carbonite chambers work in canon and there might be wiggle room for keeping someone in it for ages. If it isn't a carbonite chamber, then I will say it's a bacta tank and somehow this guy is responsible for the suit that Darth Vader wears. Thus he is one of the few people who can enter Vaders chambers when he is in a vulnerable state.
     
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  3. JabbatheHumanBeing

    JabbatheHumanBeing Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm too excited for this film. The fact that we have Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker in a Star Wars film is mind-blowing to me. Add Mon ****ing Mothma, and I've already purchased fifteen tickets for the first fifteen days of release.
     
  4. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    That's been my theory as well. I think the main source of conflict in the team is going to be when she figures out why they really want her.

    Don't know about the tie with the geonosians. I think he is going to be more about refining what they had. The early rumor was that he was forcefully conscripted by the empire. I think that will play a role in his reversal and her ultimate reconciliation with him.
     
  5. GregMcP

    GregMcP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    He has one of those faces you just have to stare at. And get a little freaked out by.
     
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  6. JabbatheHumanBeing

    JabbatheHumanBeing Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    A face made for designing Death Stars.
     
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  7. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    He was on GMB this morning pushing Doctor Strange but there were a couple of questions about Rogue One as well. Unfortunately nothing new was revealed.
     
  8. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Happy that the rumors seem to pan out. They are one of the reasons why I'm looking forward to Rogue One so much. Family stories are at the core of SW. I can't wait to see this different family story.

    I doubt Mads worked on Vader as there already seems to exist a character who designed Vader's suit.

     
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  9. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    Disney Right now is probably like,
     
  10. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yeah, Mads has been a handful since the beginning. He was signing pictures with his characters name at one point.
     
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  11. JabbatheHumanBeing

    JabbatheHumanBeing Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Galen Erso! Heard it here first.
     
  12. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Master star 4

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    Not familiar with any of the stuff Mikkelsen has been in, but I hear good things about him. Having a role for the scientist that helped make the Death Star is something I didn't expect. Could be interesting.

    And the heroine possibly having "daddy issues", or at least a father who messes up massively and may regret what he's done... kind of reminds me of Luke and Rey.
     
  13. nonesuch

    nonesuch Jedi Master star 4

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    LOL. Who needs MSW when you have Mads spilling the beans left, right and centre?
     
  14. Thrawn082

    Thrawn082 Force Ghost star 6

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    Go watch Casino Royale to start with, he's great in that:





    Then check out some of his other work. I also recommend the Hannibal TV show, The Hunt, and the first two Pusher films (although the last three are Danish productions, so they might be a bit harder to find).
     
  15. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Cool. Have they said specifically he designed the suit or are they just leaving that possibility open?
     
  16. Darth Bary

    Darth Bary Jedi Knight star 1

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    Let's hope Disney does nothing too him so stuff like this can continue to happen :)
     
  17. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    I'll add 2004's King Arthur. He was wonderful in that.
     
  18. JabbatheHumanBeing

    JabbatheHumanBeing Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Indeed:

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. GG.exe

    GG.exe Jedi Knight star 2

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    Mads has revealed who he's playing in RO -- jynn erso's father.
     
  20. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    [​IMG]

    :p
     
  21. JabbatheHumanBeing

    JabbatheHumanBeing Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Don't worry, GG. I was late on reporting this news as well. ;)
     
  22. GG.exe

    GG.exe Jedi Knight star 2

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    This place has its finger on the pulse before the pulse even registers
     
  23. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Don't worry I don't think I've ever been the first to post a story here. You have to have ninja fingers! :p
     
  24. GG.exe

    GG.exe Jedi Knight star 2

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    But at least you were probably CLOSE. My post before was probably like the 148,741 after the first one did :(
     
  25. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    No, no I did not.
    Who? Mads or the other guy?
    The other guy was specifically said to have designed vaders suit in the Vader comic. Mads character has not been associated with vaders suit, just the death star.

    Edit: Maybe they didn't specifically say the other guy designed vaders suit. I thought they did, but I don't see it now.
     
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