Forest Whitaker To Voice Saw Gerrera On ‘Star Wars: Rebels’

Though we didn’t see an overabundance of Saw Gerrera in Rogue One, fans will have the chance to watch Forest Whitaker take on the role again as he voices the character in the animated Star Wars: Rebels series. The executive producer for the series, Dave Filoni, recently spoke about Saw coming to Rebels:

“Forest really wanted to know a lot about the character. He watched The Clone Warsepisodes with his character and I had some detail for him about things George [Lucas] and I discussed. It gave him more time to develop the character as far as, ‘How did he get there?’ ”

“He’s not quite as beat up as you see him [in Rogue One]. I never wanted to go into a lengthy thing about this is how Saw lost his foot. It’s more about his philosophy and who he is and what he thinks about the Rebellion — and how they go about resisting the Empire.”

The animated show takes place far before the events of Rogue One, so it only makes sense that we will see Gerrera in a much less battered state. It will be interesting to see him in more of an action role as opposed to just being the bridge between the rebels and the Empire. Hopefully we’ll get to see the transformation into his decrepit state throughout the series as well. Be sure to stay tuned for updates on all things Star Wars!

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Source: Heroic Hollywood