'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
Star Wars: Rogue One. Left to Right: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen. Lucasfilm 2016/ Jonathan Olley

Supreme Leader Snoke will not be a part of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an executive at Lucasfilm has confirmed. Meanwhile, cast member Mads Mikkelsen revealed some details about his character in the movie.

Answering a question on Twitter, creative executive at Lucasfilm Story Group, Pablo Hidalgo, said that Snoke (Andy Serkis) is not a part of the forthcoming movie in “any way, shape or form.” He also pointed out that this is a “standalone movie” and so will not have any relation to the main storyline of the franchise.

Many fans were expecting to see some background information about the new villain, but that may not happen. The movie is set before the events in “A New Hope” movie and the plot revolves around a group of Rebels stealing the plans of the Empire’s super weapon known as the Death Star.

The main villain during the time period of the movie is Emperor Palpatine and his right hand man Darth Vader. After the completion of Death Star construction, the Empire will prepare to test the weapon in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

In a recent interview with Sky News, Mikkelsen did not confirm the return of Darth Vader in the movie, but did talk about his character. The actor revealed that he is playing the role of the father of the protagonist Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). Some of the other cast members of the movie include Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk and Forest Whitaker.

Mikkelsen said that the movie is set during a time period from which the audience has not seen anything yet. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is set to be released on Dec. 15, 2016 in Australia. It has been directed by Gareth Edwards, who is known for directing the 2010 movie “Monsters” and the 2014 movie “Godzilla.”