Forest Whitaker coming to Celebration. The man who played Saw Gerrera will join Rogue One cast members Felicity Jones and Alan Tudyk in Orlando next week.
StarWars.com reveals Rebels Easter Eggs in Rogue One, including a still of Chopper’s appearance in the film and a chat with Matt Martin about the experience. And although a random store sighting broke the news, we also get a look at Saw Gerrera’s upcoming appearance on the show.
Yes, Forest Whitaker is voicing him. Rebels returns January 7 on Disney XD.
The Rogue One product parade continues with the official list from StarWars.com (nothing in the book lineup we didn’t already know about) and io9’s toy roundup. The official site also has an interview with the creators of the Go Rogue video series that debuted Wednesday.
→ Riz Ahmed appeared on Stephen Colbert, and of course he wasn’t allowed to get away without some Star Wars talk. He also appeared during Good Morning America‘s toy reveal, where he got to see his first Bodhi Rook action figure.
→ Dave Filoni talks Saw Gerrera to /Film, and the character’s journey from The Clone Wars to an actual film.
→ Technically a rumor: The Emperor will not be in Rogue One. Okay then. (Were we really expecting him? Really?)
→ Director Gareth Edwards on the Rogue One title. I’ve been sitting on this one a while, because it basically looks like Edwards trying to dodge the real answer.
This afternoon’s Rogue One item from Entertainment Weekly is a look at Forest Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera. Turns out he shares a couple traits with our old pal Darth Vader… That bulky armor isn’t just for show – or, as we joked back before we knew the character was from The Clone Wars, the modern take on Kyle Katarn’s oh-so-90’s shoulder pad. The armored suit is helping him repair “some of the many injuries he’s had,” says Whitaker. Also touched on: His relationship with Jyn, and his hair changes.