Star Wars and Rogue One Bits: Mads Mikkelsen on Galen Erso, Donnie Yen on Chirrut Îmwe, and Sam Jackson Debunks Your Wacky Mace Windu Theory
Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this Special Edition team-up version of Star Wars Bits and Rogue One Bits:
- Mads Mikkelsen talks about sharing so many scenes with Ben Mendelsohn.
- Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is coming next year.
- Donnie Yen created one major element of his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story character.
- Samuel L. Jackson says Mace Windu is not Supreme Leader Snoke.
- The synopses for the next batch of Star Wars Rebels episodes are revealed.
- Ashley Eckstein‘s geek clothing line is undergoing some changes.
- Preview Marvel’s new Doctor Aphra comic.
- New official and unofficial Star Wars art.
- And more!
First up, here’s a new still of Mads Mikkelsen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
— MadsMikkelsen.Net (@MadsSource) November 5, 2016
In addition, Uproxx has a wonderful interview with Mads Mikkelsen, who is having quite the year. After all, he’s the lead villain in Doctor Strange and Galen Erso, the scientist forced to build the Death Star for the Empire, in Rogue One. Although Mikkelsen confirms that Ben Mendelsohn (who plays Rogue One’s chief villain, Orson Krennic) is a very funny man, he notes that there’s not much comedy in their scenes:
There’s a not a lot to laugh about. He’s not treating my character very well. It’s not a laughing situation. But, personally, he’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He can definitely keep up the energy on every set in the world.
Mikkelsen couldn’t say much about Rogue One, but he did participate in the time-honored tradition of new Star Wars actors explaining their history with the series:
It was enormous. I didn’t catch the first one at release because I think I was a little too young, but I caught up on them later as a late teenager. But I remember vividly people sleeping outside the cinemas waiting. I think the siege had hit Europe as much as it did in America.
Star Wars Rebels S03, E08 : Iron Squadron (November 19, 2016). Ezra and Sabine join forces to tame a young top pilot and his crew, who are risking their lives in a fight. Only this way, they can defend their homeland.
Star Wars Rebels S03, E09 : The Wynkahthu Job (November 26, 2016). The rebels join forces with unscrupulous pirates to retrieve a freighter carrying weapons needed by the rebellion. However, the mission turns out to be far more dangerous than expected.
Star Wars Rebels S03, E10 : An Inside Man. On their search for information about a new imperial weapon, Ezra and Kanan infiltrate an imperial installation, which is about to be locked down. In order to escape, they have to trust an enemy.
Star Wars Rebels S03, E11 : Visions and Voices. Tortured by visions of Maul, Ezra has to travel through the galaxy and participate in a weird ritual to cut his connection with Maul.
Although she is best known amongst Star Wars fans as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, Ashley Eckstein is also the founder of Her Universe, a clothing line dedicated to science fiction and fantasy fashion for women. Her Universe was recently acquired by Hot Topic and Eckstein wrote a letter explaining the situation:
Her Universe will continue to be a stand-alone brand that is available at multiple retailers and on HerUniverse.com just like we always have been. We will also be continuing with the Her Universe Fashion Show and Her Universe Press. Honestly, the Her Universe brand that we’ve all grown and built together will continue as you’ve known it, but exciting growth and amazing opportunities lie ahead.
The line will act as a division of Hot Topic but will otherwise be allowed to continue without many significant changes. She also noted that the company will create more plus-size clothing and introduce menswear.
A new episode of Collider’s Jedi Council series features an interview with Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group, one of the people tasked with keeping the new Star Wars canon in line.