By: Briana Phipps
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” star Forest Whitaker will return to his voice role of Rebel freedom fighter Saw Gerrera in Season 3 of Disney XD’s hit animated series Star Wars Rebels.
Whitaker will voice the character on Star Wars Rebels: Ghosts of Geonosis, Parts One and Two, premiering Saturday, January 7 on Disney XD, according to Variety.
“It’s an incredible honor to have Forest Whitaker play Saw in ‘Rebels,’” says series executive producer Dave Filoni. “Forest did a great job at capturing Saw in a way that is a bit mad, a bit crazed, a bit afraid, but also a bit sympathetic. He sees something coming, but no one will take action before it’s too late.”
Saw Gerrera was first introduced as a guerrilla fighter for his home planet in the TV series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which aired from 2008-2015.
Created by George Lucas, Saw received training from the Jedi – Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano – and served as an early harbinger of the Rebel Alliance, an assortment of disparate groups coming together to fight for a common cause.
This news was first reported by EURWeb.