Star Wars: Rogue One - First Look At Mads Mikkelsen's Galen Erso

Is this the Death Star's inventor?

The Star Wars revelations just keep on coming from Star Wars: Celebration Europe.

After showing off a new secret trailer and a sizzle reel, LucasFilm and Disney have also answered one of the remaining mysteries of Rogue One by unveiling Mads Mikkelsen's character.

He's playing Galen Erso, the father of Felicity Jones' Jyn, and while not a great deal was revealed officially, Mikkelsen teased something big: that Galen “once invented something so beautiful, so fantastic that it could change the universe.”


Wait... Did he invent the Death Star?

There was also a much better reveal for new droid K-2SO, voiced by Alan Tudyk, who appears to be a permanently disgruntled droid who is less than happy with his current surroundings. He also appears to be the chief comic relief...

Rogue One K2SO

Tudyk gave this information on his character:

“Cassian reprogrammed him, and did like a data wipe. When he reprogrammed him, he’s not quite all there. He speaks his mind and says things, I don’t know, that can be unsettling. He’s very honest. If you know any old people, he’s like that; he just says whatever he thinks. It was great. It was really great to play him.”

Diego Luna, who plays Cassian Andor in the film offered some more:

“One of the most important members of this team is a droid, an Imperial droid that is programmed by the rebellion. He’s probably the best friend Cassian has in the Rebellion, or the only one.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story lands in cinemas on December 16th, 2016.

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