Mads Mikkelsen Says He Isn't Playing A Bad Guy In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Mads Mikkelsen may get typecast as a villain often, but that's not the case in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, he told a Denmark news site.

"No, my character is actually not a bad guy," Mikkelsen told them when asked about villainy, "and then I cannot say more."

The actor has clearly been taking lessons in the Lucasfilm art of secrecy, and knows he can't tell too much too soon about his character. He did tease, however, that he's "vital" and "important" to the story.

There's been virtually nothing released about the film aside from its general plot point of an elite group of Rebels stealing the Death Star plans in the time leading up to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. No full character descriptions have been released, or even a general idea of relationships between them.

Mikkelsen is in high demand at Disney, also working with Marvel Studios in Doctor Strange, hitting theaters just about a month before Rogue One. He's - get this - rumored to be a villain there, too.