Watch: Forest Whitaker Returns as Saw Gerrera in 'Star Wars Rebels'

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - 12:21PM
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - 12:21PM
Watch: Forest Whitaker Returns as Saw Gerrera in 'Star Wars Rebels'
If you've already seen Rogue One, then you won't have long to wait before seeing Forest Whitaker's Saw Gerrera again. (And we don't just mean when you see it in theaters three more times.) Whitaker will return to voice Saw on Star Wars Rebels, bringing the character full circle after originating in Clone Wars



The above clip shows Saw, whom Dave Filoni has described as "the first Rebel," beating up a bunch of droids from the prequel trilogy. He will return in the first arc of the second half of the season, "Ghosts of Geonosis," which sends the rebels to the site where construction on the Death Star began. However, since it takes place a few years before Rogue One, he won't be the exact character you see in the movie:
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"He's not quite as beat up as you see him [in Rogue One]," Filoni told EW. "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."
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We don't know much else about his appearance, except that it will explore his friendship with Clone Captain Rex. And when asked if he would work with the crew of the Ghost to uncover threats to Imperial leadership, Filoni seemed to confirm that angle:

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"Pretty possible," Filoni said with a laugh. "That's good research. You're like a Rebel spy at this point!"
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Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD on January 7.
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