The latest trailer for Star Wars Rebels arouses interest at the return of insurgent Saw Gerrera to the animated show.
Fans of Star Wars Rebels have a lot to look forward to come January 7. The animated series is set to include a well-known personality within the franchise. Indeed, the new trailer features rebel Saw Gerrera in action battling clone war droids.
The entry of Saw Gerrera highlights how the animated TV series and the movies intersect. Slash Film recalls the early entry of Saw into the Star Wars universe as a young man in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Forest Whitaker Voices Saw Gerrera in Star Wars Rebels
In the standalone movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, actor Forest Whitaker came out as the more mature version of Saw Gerrera. This time around, a slightly younger version of his character debuts on January 7. Incidentally, the actor also lends his voice to his animated counterpart.
Executive producer Dave Filoni revealed to Entertainment Weekly earlier how he helped Whitaker develop his character for the series. In addition, he revealed what fans can expect from Saw Gerrera in Star Wars Rebels.
“Forest really wanted to know a lot about the character. He watched The Clone Wars episodes 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?’” Filoni said.
“He’s [Saw] 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,” Filoni added.
The two-part episode of titled Ghosts of Geonosis featuring the debut of Saw Gerrera premieres January 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.