Actor Ben Mendelsohn Could Be Joining ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’

By July 16, 2015

Another actor could be headed to a galaxy far, far away, and if you’ve been on Netflix at all in the past year, then he may prove to be a familiar face.

According to Deadline, actor Ben Mendelsohn has commented on the possibility of joining the cast of Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One, the first of several planned Anthologies spin-off films that will tell new tales in the Star Wars universe in-between releases of major “episodes.” Mendelsohn, who recently received an Emmy nomination, has had a high-profile role on the Netflix original series “Bloodline,” and should also be recognizable to audiences for his role as corrupt businessman John Daggett in Christopher Nolan’s Batman finale, The Dark Knight Rises.

In regards to the possibility of joining the film, Mendelsohn sounded optimistic when speaking to the trade.

I think it’s looking okay. Things are looking positive, but I would think that’s something for them to discuss. [...] I’d be a very, very happy man. I’m right in the sweet spot for the actual first Star Wars. I didn’t wait in line for it, but I was nine or ten when that came out. It was a big deal, a huge deal. I went a couple of times to the movies to see it, so I’m a lover of that whole thing.

In addition to his roles on “Bloodline” and Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, the Australian actor has also appeared in recent films like Killing Them SoftlyExodus: Gods and Kings, and Black Sea. Rogue One will take place prior to the original 1977 Star Wars film, and will detail the Rebel Alliance’s theft of the Death Star plans. According to Kathleen KennedyRogue One is due to begin shooting in just a few weeks’ time. For more on Star Wars news as it happens, keep it locked on GeekNation!

Chris Clow
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