Rogue One: A Star Wars Story released December 16th to critical and commercial acclaim. The film added necessary and interesting context to a previously unexplored aspect of the Star Wars anthology. And as part of this new tale, we met a large cast of new characters who exist within this universe. One of the more interesting rebels, integral to Rogue One, was Saw Gerrera. And thanks to several individuals we’ve learned that there may have previously been more to his character than what was shown in the final cut. Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm told Empire that Saw Gerrera was supposed to have a “much larger” part in the film.
“To be honest, we originally thought we were going to develop Saw into something much larger, but we couldn’t accommodate it. So he is not in the movie as much as we would like to have him in the movie, which creates the opportunity to explore his character even further in our future development.”
Forest Whitaker, the actor behind Gerrera is also mentioned in the Empire story saying… “I’m curious about what else they’re about to do. Because they seem to really like the character, which is great!”
Although aspects of his character were cut from Rogue One, there is plenty of room for Gerrera to develop within the Star Wars: Rebels animated series and future Star Wars films. As of January 1st, Rogue One is the second highest grossing film in the United States for 2016. Surpassing Captain America: Civil War’s 408.1 million but still behind Finding Dory’s 486.3 million. Disney is surely happy with the current heavyweights of the year, as they are all licenses owned by them. Other films Rogue One surpassed include, Deadpool, The Secret Life of Pets and The Jungle Book. For everything on Star Wars, stay tuned to Thenerdstash.