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Some details are being withheld from me on this character I believe to be new. But I find it intriguing none the less. There’s a new bad guy, at least I think he’s a bad guy. He appears to be a leader and have some stature of some kind. Today I would guess he’s of some periportance to the Empire as he appears to be revered. I asked if he was Tarkin and was asked the rhetorical question if Grand Moff Tarkin would wear a fancy cape or not? Okay.
There is a bad guy or person of some importance to the Empire. His main feature is a huge majestic white cape with a slit in the back. In the film there is a beautiful shot of this Imperial treading through a shallow body of water with said cape trailing him. The figure that wears it appears to be an older male. I’m told he has a badass sidearm and a really cool name. We’re fairly certain this is Ben Mendelshon’s character but that’s not 100% or verified at this time.
Another shot shows him walking through legions of Stormtroopers and other Imperials. The shot was described as harkening back to the shots in Return of the Jedi where Darth Vader and the Emperor meet. Supposedly the cape looks really neat and is rather impressive.
It isn’t Mads Mikkelsen by the sound of things. Mikkelsen wears earth tones in terms of his costume. There’s a shot of him in an impressive golden colored field. So by the sound of things, he isn’t the guy in the white cape unless he loses it later on in the film or something like that. But hey, we can at least place him in a setting now.
I’ve heard of impressive mustaches and I see no reason why there are not impressive capes. It isn’t much but it is something for now.