A Star Wars character has been making his way around the galaxy. Saw Gerrera was created as a character for the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which is where he made his debut. He then made his way into the story for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in which he was fantastically played by Forest Whittaker. He played a pretty big part of that story, and that’s not the last time we’ll see the character in action! It looks like he will be returning to play a role in the current animated series Star Wars Rebels.
The big reveal was made in some promo poster art that was spotted at a Toys R Us. You can see a photo of that promo art below. As you can see it comes with the tagline, “Save the rebellion, save the dream.”
As many of you already know, Star Wars Rebels takes place prior to the events of Rogue One, so We’ll get to see what he was doing during a different time in the Star Wars universe. It’d be pretty awesome if we got some background information on Gerrera and why he split off from the Rebel Alliance to form the Partisans. Of course, there’s a lot more background for the character that they could explore. At this point, all we can do is speculate as to what that could be.
It’s just exciting to learn that the Star Wars universe isn’t done with this character yet! Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD with the second half of season three on January 7, 2017.
Looks like Saw Gerrera is coming to #StarWarsRebels soon! @CoffeeWthKenobi #RogueOne pic.twitter.com/MMYcwr2TN5
— Rebels Reactions (@RebelsReactions) December 17, 2016