One of the elements that keep the Star Wars universe together are the characters that are repeated between the series and the films. One of them is Saw Gerrera. He was created by George Lucas for a live-action series that never became. After that they decided to revive the character for the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It was a surprise to many that the character was included as a mentor to the protagonist of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 85% and to be played by none other than Forest Whitaker.