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SPECULATION Official Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) Discussion

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by HansOle, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. HansOle

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    I love Mads. :)
     
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    They did already start shooting in the beginning of August -- does he mean that HE'S shooting mid september with them?
     
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    Well he was in Denmark this Friday sooo...

    According the artical he will first start filming mid-septemer and for app. for 3 months.
     
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    Over a year, ago, the canon short story "Blade Squadron," which focuses on a B-wing squadron during the Battle of Endor, was published in two issues of Star Wars Insider, split up into to parts. One character introduced in the story was Admiral Jhared Montferrat, an Imperial who commands the Star Destroyer Devastator.

    Chris Trevas, the illustrator for "Blade Squadron," confirmed after the short story was published that Mads Mikkelsen, who has been cast in Rogue One, was used as inspiration for Montferrat's design, something that many have noticed recently due to "Blade Squadron"'s public release. As a result, many are beginning to think Mikkelsen may be portraying Montferrat in Rogue One.

    Take a look for yourself.

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    Aside from their similar appearances, Montferrat being in Rogue One is actually quite plausible. His Destroyer, the Devastator, is the former flagship of Darth Vader, who used it at the beginning of Episode IV to pursue the Tantive IV, which had the stolen Death Star plans onboard.

    While it's possible Mikkelsen is portraying someone else, the fact that Montferrat looks similar to him and serves on the Devastator seem to be a bit more than just pure coincidence. Still, anything is possible, but I know I'm going to remain hopeful that Mikkelsen is portraying Montferrat in Rogue One.
     
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    That looks and sounds really convincing, but Mikkelsen already said that he is not playing a bad guy in Rogue One.
    Also in the short story it is mentioned that Montferrat had many years of command with the Empire. And Rogue One takes place just about 5 years before ROTJ.
     
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    Awesome news ! That guy is great .
     
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    Unless this is a "from a certain point of view" kind of thing. Gareth Edwards has said that in Rogue One, good guys do bad things and bad guys do good things. The lines are blurred. Though I tend to take Mikkelsen literally when he says he's not playing a bad guy, there might be a lot of grey area to navigate.
     
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    That wouldn't contradict him being in Rogue One. There are many years before Rogue One that he could have been commanding.
     
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    Clonessssss
     
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    The thing that contradicts with this story is that the actor said his character is not a bad guy.
     
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    New theory: he's playing Cham Syndulla.

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    New New Theory: He's playing Queen Neeyutnee.

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    New Theory!!

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    New FACTOID: he wrote that his character's name is Galen. (There's a 0% chance that he's playing Galen "Starkiller" Marek, though.)

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    It doesn't surprise me that he's playing a different character. Admiral Montferrat was based on his likeness, but the character wasn't written to be portrayed in a movie.
     
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    Galen means crazy or mad in Swedish. I think a Dane would use a slightly shorter version though like "Gal" ?
    Any Danes around here to answer this ?

    Anyways , to me when i see the autograph with the underlined word it reads Mads Mikkelsen CRAZY
    :)
     
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    That's a bit of a shame. Montferrat being in Rogue One would've been perfect, especially considering the character's history, and the fact that the Devastator has a very good chance of showing up in the movie.
     
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    According to Mads Mikkelsen himself:



    Mads is 50 years old, Max von Sydow is 86 which would fit with OT + 30 years.

    Lor San Tekka says that Leia will always be royalty to him, so he knew her in some capacity. We know that he witnessed Clone Wars as well as Empire and that he was a member of the Church of the Force. After ROTS he helps Luke recover the Jedi heritage. He is described as "legendary traveler and explorer", an adventurer.

    Could he help the Rebellion in stealing the Death Star plans? Could Mads be playing him? Max's face is narrower, but that's nothing a bit of makeup and hairstyle cannot change.

    What do you think?
     
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    This could be a possibilty
     
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    This is actually pretty inspired. I can see them doing this as it will provide an nice connection from film to film. Although, I suspect Felicities character will have more significance going forward as well.
     
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