Unique: The King’s Ben Mendelsohn, who performed baddie Krennic within the spin-off film, is open to becoming a member of Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk of their upcoming collection
Among the many many Disney collection coming to the streaming platform within the coming months and years, the Star Wars collection based mostly on 2016 film Rogue One (and being made after launch title The Mandalorian) is among the most mysterious.
Starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk, the collection follows the sooner years of their Rogue One characters Cassian Andor and Okay-2SO, who performed key roles within the Star Wars prequel alongside Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso – and whereas we don’t know precisely who else shall be becoming a member of their journey, one in every of their different Rogue One co-stars says he’s eager to affix their efforts.
“I would. Ostensibly, I would,” Ben Mendelsohn, who performed villain Orson Krennic in Rogue One, advised HEARALPUBLICIST when requested if he’d be a part of the prequel.
“Being in Star Wars is the purest thing. Working with Spielberg on Ready Player One was pretty huge, but in terms of feeling like the cat that got the cream, there’s nothing that comes close to Star Wars.”
Talking concerning the potential of the prequel, he added: “Star Wars is like the ultimate rock opera space soap, and it’s a lot like a Tolkien book as well, in the depth and the degree of its mythology, and the branches of it. And it’s got endless room, to go here and go there, if they want, in this series. It’s a great testament to it.”
The truth is, Mendelsohn – who has appeared in an unusually excessive variety of big-budget franchises together with Batman and Marvel motion pictures – says that it’s nonetheless Star Wars that will get him probably the most consideration due to the eagerness of the followers.
“Star Wars is watched in a particular way,” he advised us. “Its followers are very locked in. Its followers are at a special stage to those I find out about within the Marvel sphere.
“I went to [Star Wars] Celebration here, and that was f***ing awesome. And I also bring my own Star Wars fandom to the piece. So I’m sort of aware of the degree to which Star Wars is in the culture.”
Elsewhere, Mendelsohn has labored on many initiatives on stage, display screen and streaming, from Bloodline and Prepared Participant One to The King, now streaming on Netflix, the place he performs King Henry IV – and irrespective of how large or small the half, or the venture, he says he approaches each the identical.
“If you’re doing the s**tiest training video, or Star Wars, or the world’s most expensive film, the core is always the same,” he stated.
“It’s at all times a digicam, folks in entrance of the digicam doing no matter they’re doing, somebody behind the digicam going ‘not good enough – go again.’ That at all times stays.
“So they’re all pretty similar in that way. Whatever it is. It’s just the quality of the people working on it, and the competence of the people making it, behind them.”
So will Ben Mendelsohn really be on this Disney collection? Properly, its doable – Cassian and Okay-2SO may need run up towards him earlier than, in any case – and if he does, you may be positive he’ll put the work in.
Ben Mendelsohn stars in The King, streaming on Netflix now