Newswire: Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk both join cast of Star Wars: Rogue One

While Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spinoff film, Rogue One, was pretty heavily overshadowed by other Star Wars news and announcements at today’s live-action panel at Disney’s D23 Expo, it did get at least a few moments to shine. The company showed off the first photo of the movie, which apparently just began principal photography, along with a finalized cast list that includes a few interesting surprises.

Specifically, cult TV favorites Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk have both joined the movie’s roster of talent in as-yet-unannounced roles, with Tudyk apparently reusing his old I Robot motion-capture skills as some sort of digital creature. Mikkelsen—best known for his role as the manipulative, man-eating title character of NBC’s Hannibal—and Tudyk, who rose to fame as plucky space pilot Wash on Fox’s short-lived Firefly, join several other performers who were already either rumored or confirmed to be …

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