Well, that didn’t take them long. Mere hours after tantalising us about who Forest Whitaker might be playing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – hinting that it was someone who fans would know – Lucasfilm and Entertainment Weekly have already let the womp rat out of the bag.
Whitaker is playing Saw Gerrera. You have to be a very keen Star Wars fan to know that name. He appeared in the much-loved and much missed The Clone Wars CG animated series (voiced by Andrew Kishino), fighing alongside Anakin Skywalker on the planet Onderon.
“Consider him kind of a battered veteran who leads a band of Rebel extremists,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “He’s on the fringe of the Rebel Alliance. Even [they] are a little concerned about him.”
Can we see Mads Mikkelsen’s Galen Erso costume next please?