Having played the ‘exiled’ Rebel in both Rogue and Rebels, actor Forest Whitaker recently stated that his character Saw Gerrera may have been more in tune with the Dark Side of the Force than other Rebels.
Speaking about the role, Whitaker said
“I liked playing that character. He’s amazing because in this movie, the director put more gray into Star Wars stories than normal,” Whitaker shared with People. “He’s a character who was fighting against oppression and those dark forces that were trying to harm humanity, but yet decided to take on some of their practices in order to be able to win, because he thought the final result was more important. That’s a big question, by any means necessary, that we have to look at and see, what is necessary?”
In a similar way to Chirrut Imwe, he may not have been a full blown Jedi or Sith but may have harnessed the power to achieve his aims.
Whitaker continued, “I love that concept of people looking inside themselves — as they say, the Force being with you — or being able to find your eternal power and allowing it to manifest in the world, and recognize the miraculous is possible at any moment.”