Saw Gerrera made his debut in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and then the leap to live-action in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but he’ll be returning to the small screen later this month in Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels.
As previously revealed, Forest Whitaker will be providing the voice of the character, who is set to appear in “Star Wars Rebels: Ghosts of Geonosis, Parts One and Two,” premiering on Saturday, January 7th at 8:30-9:30 p.m. EST on Disney XD.
With just a few more days to go until we see him in action, Disney XD has released a brand new promo for Saw’s Star Wars Rebels episodes, which can you watch below.
During a discussion for Empire’s recent complete history of Rogue One article, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Saw originally had a much larger role in the Gareth Edwards-directed Star Wars spin-off, but that then changed. But, Kennedy also mentioned that the studio plans to explore the character “even further” in the future:
“To be honest, we originally thought we were going to develop Saw into something much larger, but we couldn’t accommodate it. So he is not in the movie as much as we would like to have him in the movie, which creates the opportunity to explore his character even further in our future development.”
Whitaker’s Saw can be seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is now playing in theaters everywhere and owning the worldwide box office. What do you guys think?