"Rogue One" rebel Saw Gererra is taking his fight to animation.

Forest Whitaker will voice his resistance fighter character in Disney XD's animated "Star Wars Rebels," which is set prior to the events of "Rogue One." Whitaker makes his debut in the Jan. 7 episode "Ghosts of Geonosis, Parts One and Two."

Saw has appeared in animated form before, in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," where the brash, no-holds-barred guerrilla fighter trained with Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.

"It's an incredible honor to have Forest Whitaker play Saw in Rebels," said executive producer Dave Filoni in a statement. "Forest did a great job at capturing Saw in a way that is a bit mad, a bit crazed, a bit afraid, but also a bit sympathetic. He sees something coming, but no one will take action before it's too late."

Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
PG-132016
Based on 51 critics

Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His peaceful existence... Read More

March 29, 2017
Get More Showtimes
Star Wars Rebels TV Show Poster
Star Wars Rebels
TVY7August 11, 2014
Based on 4 critics

Between "Star Wars: Episode III" and "Star Wars: Episode IV," a rebellion begins to form. Read More

categories Movies, Tv News