Forest Whitaker Will Return as Saw Gerrera in ‘Rogue One’ Disney+ Prequel Series ‘Andor’

Forest Whitaker Will Return as Saw Gerrera in ‘Rogue One’ Disney+ Prequel Series ‘Andor’

Forest Whitaker returns as Saw Gerrera within the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story spinoff collection Andor. Just one in all many Star Wars tasks in growth at Disney+, Andor will primarily observe Diego Luna reprising his position as Cassian Andor, the character he performed in Rogue One. As a prequel, the collection is ready within the years earlier than the occasions of the film, serving as an origin story for Cassian Andor whereas delving into the early days of the feud between the Rebellion and the Empire.

At this time, manufacturing is underway on Andor, although Disney is holding again on divulging extra data. It wasn’t completely clear which different actors is perhaps getting back from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, however it did appear possible others could be concerned. It was beforehand reported that Genevieve O’Reilly, who performed Mon Mothma in Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One, is on board to return. A set video leak additionally appeared to verify the return of Duncan Pow as Ruescott Melshi.

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Now, it seems Forest Whitaker is the following returning forged member to get entangled. In a latest interview on the Swedish radio station Sverige Radio, Andor actor Stellan Skarsgard spoke about his Star Wars debut within the upcoming collection. During the interview, Skarsgard claimed that he shared some “juicy scenes” with Whitaker, revealing that Forest has already been on set for his return as Saw Gerrera. He added that he shared “at least two good” scenes with Whitaker.

Tony Gilroy serves as showrunner on Andor. Alongside Diego Luna, the forged contains Alan Tudyk, Stellan Skarsgard, Kyle Soller, Genevieve O’Reilly, Fiona Shaw, and Denise Gough. Stephen Schiff was beforehand set to function showrunner, however stepped again for Gilroy to take over the artistic course. Schiff nonetheless serves as a author for the collection alongside Gilroy’s brother Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) and former House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon.

Andor is one in all many Star Wars tasks in growth at Disney+ following the smash success of The Mandalorian, which at the moment has a 3rd season in growth. The spinoff The Book of Boba Fett has additionally only recently wrapped up filming its first season, and the animated collection Star Wars: The Bad Batch aired its remaining season 1 episode this month. Meanwhile, the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection, which is now filming, will convey again Ewan McGregor to play the fan favourite Star Wars character.

Along with Rogue One, Whitaker’s prolonged film profession contains turns in titles like Platoon, Panic Room, The Crying Game, and The Butler. His more moderen credit embrace Black Panther, Finding Steve McQueen, and Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. Whitaker additionally co-starred with Johnny Depp within the crime thriller film City of Lies, which was simply launched this 12 months after years of delays. The actor additionally has a job within the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, which is due out on Aug. 13.

Andor is scheduled to be launched on Disney+ in 2022. An official premiere date for the 12-episode collection hasn’t but been set. This information involves us from TheDirect.

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