If you were a fan of Saw Gerrera in The Clone Wars and more recently in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story then today is your lucky day. It seems like the ultimate rebel is a big part of Lucasfilm’s future plans for both films and animation.
While talking to Empire Magazine, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy discussed Gerrera’s future in the Star Wars Universe:
“With Saw Gerrera, we just became very intrigued with him as a character [from The Clone Wars] and how he fits inside this story….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.”
Saw Gerrera was portrayed by Forest Whitaker in Rogue One and the actor will return to voice the character in upcoming episodes of Star Wars: Rebels. Even more than animation it seems like Lucasfilm and Disney really like this character so it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see Whitaker return in future Anthology movies.