First Look At Mads Mikkelsen's Rogue One Character, Galen Erso

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At the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe on Friday, Lucasfilm revealed a first look (shown above) at Mads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso in the film.

Galen is the father of Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones). While the actor didn't reveal details about his character, there have been rumors in the past that he has direct ties to the Empire, and may have helped in building the Death Star. As previously explained:

Mads Mikkelsen (Galen appears to be his name in the film) is kind of the key to the film in a way. He is a scientist that took over the Geonosian Death Star project. He solved several of the flaws the Empire could not and is sort of a revered person in the Empire for his contributions. However, Mikkelsen's character is a Robert Oppenheimer-type character. Oppenheimer helped design the atomic bomb only to say, "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." The guilt "Galen" feels for his contributions to the Empire become too much and he defects, attempting to make things right. In order to do this, he enlists the help of his only daughter….

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.


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