Image of the day: Major player from Rogue One is coming to Star Wars: Rebels

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Dec 19, 2016

If you watched Rogue One very closely, you might’ve noticed some subtle nods to the animated world of Star Wars: Rebels. Well, Rebels is about to nod back. 

Of all random things, a promotional poster at Toys R Us has apparently confirmed that Saw Gerrera (played by Forest Whitaker) will be appearing on Star Wars: Rebels very soon. The promotional poster shows an adult Saw standing above our gang of heroes. Which fits, because Rebels is set just a couple of years before the events of Rogue One and A New Hope. It’s worth noting he’s bald here (Saw was bald in the early footage from Rogue One, but ended up with some wild hair in the final cut).

But regardless, it looks like the Ghost crew will be crossing paths with Saw’s band of merry rebels. Could we also be visiting Jedha on Rebels? Saw will actually be going full circle, after first being introduced during his younger years on The Clone Wars, before jumping to live action as an adult in Rogue One.

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(Via The Independent)