Since The Clone Wars was announced as being canon, many fans wondered when ties to the animated series would show up in the other Star Wars properties. At first it seemed that Star Wars Rebels would be the main source of tie-ins, though we now know that Saw Gererra from The Clone Wars will appear in the flesh as Forest Whitaker’s character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as well. After the reveal was made, Clone Wars and Rebels showrunner Dave Filoni had a few comments about what it’s like to see one of his characters joining up with the Rebellion on the big screen.
Speaking with Comic Book, Filoni talked about how proud he was to see the stories from the animated series and the live-action movies merging together.
I have always thought of Star Wars: The Clone Wars as an extension of the Star Wars films, and now, here we are, seeing a character come to life in the flesh on the big screen. I think it’s tremendously exciting, because it’s fulfilling a promise to the fans, that this is one story, and the characters you know and love are throughout it, and influencing the story in many ways. I’m so proud of the Rogue One team, and everyone at Lucasfilm. It’s a great day for Star Wars.
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