Lucasfilm has officially announced that Saw Gerrera will be making his debut on “Star Wars Rebels” when the second half of season three begins with the two-part episode “Ghosts of Geonosis,” and revealed that he will be voice by the actor who played him in “Rogue One,” Forest Whitaker!
Here is the official press release sent to us from Lucasfilm, and a great new video with Dave Filoni talking about Saw’s return to animation!
FOREST WHITAKER TO APPEAR IN SEASON 3 OF ‘STAR WARS REBELS‘
Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, who stars as Rebel freedom fighter Saw Gerrera in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” will join the cast of the hit animated series “Star Wars Rebels,” which is set in a time period just prior to the events of “Rogue One.” Whitaker will reprise his role as Gerrera, providing the voice of the character as he makes his debut on “Star Wars Rebels: Ghosts of Geonosis, Parts One and Two” premiering SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EST), on Disney XD.
We wont have to wait long to see Saw and the return of “Star Wars Rebels,” as it comes back in just two short weeks on January 7th!