Fresh off his performance in the first of the Star Wars anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Forest Whitaker is headed to Star Wars Rebels.
Executive producer Dave Filoni had this to say on the casting:
“It’s an incredible honor to have Forest Whitaker play Saw in ‘Rebels,’” says series . “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.”
Whitaker will appear as Saw Gerrera in a double episode of the show called “Ghost of Geonosis”. The first episode will air on Saturday, 7 February, 2017 on Disney XD. The character first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.