For her, governments of any stripe would have their constituents believe that they were attempting to remove chaos from the galaxy, that they were trying to make things perfect, when only the Force was perfect. For ordinary beings, life was a constant interplay between order and chaos, day and night, light and dark. Her reverence for the Force had evolved from an enduring love of nature. Yes, she thought of herself as agile and strong and intuitive, but she understood that her skills were a far cry from those attributed to the Jedi. She did, however, embrace the Order’s philosophy of generosity, compassion, and peaceful resolution, and on many a far-flung world she had experienced moments in nature that could only be described as transcendent. It was certainly possible that those peak moments had their basis in belief and emotion, but that hardly mattered; even if she wasn’t able to use the Force, she could at least feel it, and she was content with that.
IGN: There was a Star Wars book called Catalyst that explored the Galen/Krennic backstory. Did you read the book and would you like the opportunity to maybe ever depict some of that? Or Galen’s years with the Empire?
Mikkelsen: I think it’s a very interesting and valid point. You know, the Star Wars films have always been about dealing with the Rebellion, the people that are fighting the Empire. But it’s actually very interesting to go and see the people who actually are in the Empire, and I’m one of them. And surprisingly enough, the people of the Empire have families, and wives and daughters that they love. You know, they are the other guys we don’t know so much about. And I think it would be interesting to you know, to make a film about the people of the Empire. Who are they, and why? Are they evil? Or do they believe in something greater.
IGN: Well, there is always the chance for Galen to pop up in Rebels at one point, because of the show’s time frame. Would you be interested in that?
Mikkelsen: I’m game for it man, it’d be tricky, but I’d give it a shot.
first meet Jimin when you’re five years old, your white wings barely
functional; carefully, cautiously, you try to lower yourself onto the ground, and manage to accidentally land in a pile of…deer…poop. You wince and gag.
Jimin, who had been chasing
flitting shadows and stretching his ebony wings nearby, witnesses the incident and laughs, (unbearably)
“Shut up,” you growl, clenching
your fists. “Mind your own business, damn demon.”
He only laughs harder, as if set
on pissing you off. Thoroughly annoyed, you bend down, grab a handful of the literal shit, and chuck it straight at his face.
He doesn’t laugh at you for a
good few years after that.
While I would never pick this ending and it’d be stupid for Shepard, the “don’t use the catalyst” ending is really cool. It’s so eerie and also incredibly depressing, but I encourage everyone to watch it on YouTube. It’s kind of beautiful. The reason I got this ending is because I heard there is a 5th option in which you can shoot the Catalyst and I just HAD to try. I hate that little shit so much. It was hilarious, terrifying, and sad. What a ride.