Star Wars: Rogue One May Have Found Its Villain

Illustration for article titled iStar Wars: Rogue One /iMay Have Found Its Villain

Or has Felicity Jones found her first co-pilot? Deadline reports that Ben Mendelsohn, star of Netflix's new series Bloodline and the somewhat less prominent Daggett in The Dark Knight Rises, is close to being the next actor cast in Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spin-off Rogue One.


Since Mendelsohn hasn't officially been signed, and there's been no rumors of who the film's characters might be, it's too soon to speculate about who he made be playing. But when has that every stopped anybody? I suspect he's going to be playing some kind of a villain, either an Imperial pilot, officer, or even a bounty hunter or alien. As his IMDB page says at the very beginning, he's best known " in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals." Seeing as Lucasfilm is surely on the lookout for actors to play memorable villains in their plethora of Star Wars movies, I'm guessing they want Mendelsohn to play to his strengths.

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He's got that Imperial officer look going.