Saw Gerrera, Forest Whitaker’s character from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will make an appearance in Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.
Saw Gerrera originally appeared in The Clone Wars animated series as a freedom fighter on the planet Onderon. Later, he appeared in Rogue One portrayed by Forest Whitaker. Interestingly, he is the of few characters to originate as animated and was afterward cast in live-action. He also appeared in the Rebels animated series.
In the recent EA Play 2019 event, fans saw an extended gameplay segment from Jedi Fallen Order. In it, fans briefly saw a middle-aged Saw Gerrera assisting the game’s hero, Cal Kestis. An article on Polygon.com confirmed that Gerrera’s voice and likeness will be provided by Forest Whitaker.
Saw Gerrera’s Character
Gerrera’s character is rough around the edges. Firstly, in The Clone Wars, he passionately led a group of freedom fighters against Separatist Occupation. Secondly, in Rebels he earned a reputation of using brutal tactics in his fight against the Empire. Finally, In Rogue One and its accompanying novels, his overly violent methods caused him to split from the Rebel Alliance. He gained a reputation of using whatever means necessary to accomplish his goals.
Jedi Fallen Order takes place immediately after Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. Cal Kestis is one of the few Jedi to survive order 66. Given what we know about Saw Gerrera’s reputation, it will be interesting to see what role he plays in the game. I anticipate that he will be a source of confusion as the hero of the story inevitably flirts with the Dark Side of the force.
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