‘Andor’: Forest Whitaker To Return As Saw Gerrera In The ‘Rogue One’ Spinoff Series

Of the many new characters introduced in Rogue One, Forest Whitaker’s rebel Saw Gerrera has been the most prevalent throughout the Star Wars universe. The character was introduced in The Clone Wars, only to go on to appear in the Fallen Order video game, Star Wars Rebels, and even this season of The Bad Batch. So am I at all surprised to discover Whitaker will return alongside Diego Luna in upcoming Andor series on Disney+? Nope.

The news was revealed to a Swedish outlet by Andor co-star Stellan Skarsgard, who says he shares a “juicy” scene with Whitaker. Since we know little about Skarsgard’s character, it’s hard to say what his connection is to Saw Gerrera’s group of Partisans. Perhaps they’re fighting on the same side? Perhaps not.

The rest of the cast includes Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, Robert Emms, and Genevieve O’Reilly who returns as Mon Mothma.

Andor hits Disney+ in 2022 and will run for 12 episodes.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.