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Rogue One [Official Info] Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera) in Rogue One

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Anthology (Released Films)' started by starocean90, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 7

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    [​IMG]

    http://variety.com/2015/film/news/star-wars-rogue-one-forest-whitaker-cast-1201496190/

    Thoughts on potential casting??? and what his role could be.:)
     
  2. B3

    B3 Force Ghost star 6

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    Yes please. Give him any role - I don't care what.
     
  3. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Awesome. :cool:
     
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  4. dr strangelove

    dr strangelove Jedi Knight star 2

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    They're starting to assemble quite the cast and crew for this. Pretty exciting, if you ask me.

    Mendelsohn is supposed to be playing the villain, correct? Perhaps Whitaker is a bad guy, as well. I could see him as a veteran military commander type of character.
     
  5. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    His gaze reminds me a bit of Morgan Freeman, I'm guessing wise rebel leader.
     
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  6. Karl0413

    Karl0413 Jedi Master star 4

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    Villain. He needs to be a villain; him as an Imperial officer would be soooo awesome.
     
  7. Thrawn082

    Thrawn082 Force Ghost star 6

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    He would have made a better "wise zen Jedi" than Samuel L. Jackson did. As for this, an officer of some kind, be it Imperial or Rebel.
     
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  8. Han Drolo

    Han Drolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Came here just to comment on this inspired casting.

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  9. Skaddix

    Skaddix Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Makes sense to goose ur spinoff with more famous and established actors.
     
  10. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I hate the back of Forest Whitaker's neck!!!

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  11. TheBBP

    TheBBP Force Ghost star 6

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    Love me some Forrest Whitaker!
     
  12. CarboniteSolo

    CarboniteSolo Jedi Knight star 3

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    I would like to see him as a Rebellion officer of some kind. Perhaps one of Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits) officers or like Gold Leader.
     
  13. Ligenot

    Ligenot Jedi Knight star 2

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    Give him whatever he wants.
     
  14. DaddlerTheDalek

    DaddlerTheDalek Jedi Master star 4

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    Forest Whitaker? Great casting choice! =D=
     
  15. TX-20

    TX-20 Jedi Master star 4

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    Ghost Dog in a Star Wars film?

    Oh Hell Yeah!
     
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  16. Palp_Faction

    Palp_Faction Jedi Master star 3

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    I see him as some sort of mercenary or bounty hunter. Definitely living in the shadows....
     
  17. Han Drolo

    Han Drolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I always die when he does the little scream after he says it. [face_rofl]

    Bernie Mac is a genius.
     
  18. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes! A really talented guy who can play just about any type of person: good guy, bad guy, BOUNTY HUNTER!!!!
     
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  19. Import_Jedi

    Import_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Forest Whitaker knows the Way of the Samurai...make him the only Jedi we'll see in Rogue One.
     
  20. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Please no jedi in this movie. Give them a break. Actually, give me a break.
     
  21. TX-20

    TX-20 Jedi Master star 4

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    As long as he doesn't play a psychlo.
     
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  22. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sweet screaming monkeys, YES!!! I don't care if he is a cantina patron who lets out a 17 second long burp, I just want him in the damned film!
     
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  23. mfastx

    mfastx Jedi Padawan

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    I see him as being a great actor for one of those "blurring the line between good and evil" characters that are revolving around this film.
     
  24. littlewaves

    littlewaves Jedi Master star 4

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    Okay let's get this over with...

    Finn's dad,
    Lando's brother
    Mace's son
    Sana Solo's cousin

    Just getting in with the lazy assumptions before anyone else does.

    Right then now that I've posted these NO ELSE NEEDS TO!

    I love you all dearly.
     
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  25. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    Edwards has already said that there will be no Jedi in Rogue One.

    I'm going to guess that Whittaker will be the Rebel assault team leader** and/or a mentor figure to Jones - who I'm speculating is the pilot of one of the landing craft and isn't supposed to be a trooper on the mission, but circumstances on the planet lead to her being forced join the team.

    ** I'll further speculate that Whittaker is a tough, experienced sergeant but isn't supposed to be leading the team, but like Jones is forced to assume full command due to unexpected circumstances, like the commissioned officers getting killed very early.
     
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