Forest himself Tweeted about the news.
— Forest Whitaker (@ForestWhitaker) June 10, 2019
Game Informer also took a look at his big return.
(O)ne of the top moments in Jedi: Fallen Order’s E3 demo is when a familiar face swings in to take a closer look at Cal and BD-1, who just hijacked an AT-AT. The character of note is Saw Gerrera. Most of you probably know Saw from his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Played by Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker, Saw was the resistance fighter who brought a young Jyn Erso under his wing, and later was seen as a wary fighter in hiding.
Some of you may have first gotten to know Saw through either The Clone Wars or Rebels animated shows. The version that appears in the game has the facial features of Forest Whitaker and armor design close to the one he wore in Rebels.
Respawn convinced Whitaker to reprise his role as Saw (much like he did for Rebels). The younger Saw is agile and fearless. He’s equipped with a grappling hook that he uses frequently throughout the level, and delivers some of his dialogue with sharp wit. He doesn’t believe the Jedi are still around, yet changes his tune when he sees Cal and Cere together.
- Cinematic, immersive combat Jedi: Fallen order delivers the fantasy of becoming a Jedi through its innovative lightsaber combat system striking, parrying, dodging partnered with a suite of powerful Force abilities you’ll need to leverage to overcome obstacles that stand in your way
- A new Jedi story begins: As a former Padawan on the run from the Empire, you must complete your training before Imperial Inquisitors discover your plan to revive the Jedi order
- The Galaxy Awaits: Ancient forests, windswept rock faces, and haunted jungles are all unique biomes you’ll explore in Jedi: Fallen order, with the freedom to decide when and where you go next