Star Wars: New Details On Rogue One's Saw Gerrera Revealed

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When Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in 2012, one of their first orders of business was to create a unified Star Wars franchise canon, meaning just about every piece of media published would be part of the same continuity. This obviously included the films, but also the novels, comic books, and television shows. With all things Star Wars under the same umbrella, it means that there is the possibility for various connections to take place across the platforms. For the most part, the live-action features have toned down any tie-ins, but Rogue One: A Star Wars Story includes a major one that's sure to please longtime canon enthusiasts.

Saw Gerrera, a character who first appeared in the Clone Wars animated series, will be played by Forest Whitaker in the spinoff. The size of Saw's role is unknown, but his inclusion is very exciting for fans. A Star Wars galactic atlas featured some clues about Gerrera, and now more information about the grizzled warrior has been revealed.

The Star Wars Twitter account posted a brief description for the character, which touches on his past and how he factors into the present day. You can check it out below:

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