Mads Mikkelsen is playing Jyn Erso’s Dad Nathan Kaylor April 28, 2016 News Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen confirmed today via Sky News that he is indeed playing Felicty Jones’ character, Jyn Erso, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It has been rumored to be the case for a few months now, but it’s always cool when these things become official. Worth noting, he mentions that Rogue One “comes between Episode 7 and 8,” but he just means that it’s the next movie before Episode 8 — not that it takes place in the story chronologically in that order. Rogue One actually takes place right before the events of A New Hope. Check out his interview here.