Its been a long and blood-soaked war for extremist Rebel leader Saw Gerrera, in hiding from his multitude of Imperial enemies on the cold desert world of Jedha, whose occupied people's have kept him safe and stayed devoted to his charismatic presence. He's suffered the loss of family, friends and fellow fighters of the cause, and paid an extreme price for his bold though not always clear cut efforts of liberation- the emotional and physical scars clear to see, losing his legs in the conflicts he's waged across the universe, kept alive through willpower and anger, alongside artificial machines likely not too dissimilar to those encasing Darth Vader. Unlike the black-hearted Vader, though, and despite the same kind of anger and intense aura about him, Gerrera's dream for peace- a liberated universe - remains at the very nexus of his being- the kind of freedom fighter needed by raw recruit Jyn Erso to bring the Rebels truly together as a genuine and sustained alliance in order to steal the Death Star plans and deliver a major bloody nose to the Empire.
|Asiatic character poster. Image: via MAKINGSTARWARS.NET|
One of America's finest actors, his onscreen character scenes kept to an enigmatic minimum so far in early trailers, we can't wait to see Forest Whitaker's and Saw Gerrera's ultimate contribution to the STAR WARS universe with ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY.
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