Originally introduced in the animated show ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, Saw Gerrera recently re-emerged as the extremist rebel leader played by Forest Whitaker in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’. During an interview with Empire Magazine, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Saw Gerrera originally had a much larger role in ‘Rogue One’… and his story may appear in future ‘Star Wars’ projects.
It’s official – ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ dodged a bullet. It’s no secret that ‘Rogue One’ takes us to a very different corner of the galaxy far, far away – where it’s all about the plight of the everyman to stand up against the Empire. During an interview for the new book ‘The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, scriptwriter Chris Weitz revealed that an early version of ‘Rogue One’ featured the Jedi… and that would have been a real shame.
“It feels like if the Empire ever have a job vacancy, they go to the Royal Shakespeare Company to headhunt people,” he told USA Today. Although most Imperial officers are renowned for their Britishness (as can be seen in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ with the inclusion of several renowned British actors in minor Imperial roles), it looks as though Director Krennic is very different.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Felicity Jones has the option of a ‘Rogue One’ sequel written into her ‘Star Wars’ contract. “Jones has one sequel option in her contract, according to sources,” they reveal.