Mads Mikkelsen Really Wants to Kill Zombies

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When it comes to cool geek shit, Mads Mikkelsen has a stellar resume. He’s been an iconic serial killer, a James Bond villain, and played in the Marvel Universe—and soon, he’ll build the freaking Death Star. But there’s one genre he still really wants to get into.


“Zombies,” the actor recently said. “I love zombies.”

Mikkelsen, who plays Galen Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was doing press for the film this weekend when a reporter from Birth Movies Death asked what genre he hasn’t worked in that he’d like to. And his answer was zombies.

I do love watching Walking Dead. I do. There’s something so fascinating, where when the zombies are moving sufficiently slowly, you actually want to live in that world, you know? Because you can just fucking chop the shit out of them!

But you should always be aware! Don’t get too close up! Because that’s when (Mads mimes biting someone’s neck as a zombie) that’s when they come.

He also revealed he’s more of a fast zombie guy than a slow one.

“They are quite fascinating, the fast ones,” Mikkelsen said. “Like World War Z. But it’s also too scary, man (laughs). That’s too fast for me. I wouldn’t stand a chance.”

We think Mads would be a damn fine zombie hunter. Hollywood, get on that.

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Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo. Formerly of Premiere, EW, Us Weekly, and Slashfilm. AP Award-Winning Film Critic and CCA member. Loves Star Wars, posters, Legos, and often all three at once.


I think it is great he wants to do that, and if it happens I hope it would be zombies in a different setting -- Old West (Is this Red Dead Redemption I don’t play games so I don’t know?) or what could be really cool, zombie gangsters in Capone Era Chicago. He is one of those actors who just seems to make what ever he is in better.