Mikkelsen, Johnson Drop “Star Wars” Crumbs

Details of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Star Wars: Episode VIII” remain mostly under wraps, especially the latter. Today though, two brief glimpses behind the curtain have been offered by people actually involved in the highly secretive productions.

First up, acclaimed actor Mads Mikkelsen spoke with Sky News about his upcoming roles and revealed the nature of his previously under wraps part in ‘Rogue One’: “I read the script. It was very beautiful and Felicity’s playing this lovely, strong woman [and] I play her father, and… uhh, that’s too much, I’m sorry!”

Meanwhile ‘Episode VIII’ director Rian Johnson has celebrated the halfway point during the shooting of the film by posting two black-and-white, behind-the-scenes photos from the set. Check out both of those below:

In related news, Disney XD has released the trailer and set a June 20th premiere date for its new “LEGO Star Wars” series “The Freemaker Adventures”. Set between “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” the network will air a new episode a night from June 20th to June 23rd. The story follows a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space.