Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order contains an interesting link to the larger world of the franchise

Images of the upcoming Respawn Entertainment game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order just click on the web and it shows a very interesting connection with the rest of the franchise: Saw Gerrera, the leader of a rebel faction in the years before the founding of the Rebel Alliance.

The 14-minute clip follows the character of the game, Cal Kestis, a Force user who escaped the Jedi Purge at the end of the Clone Wars and is now fleeing the Empire. Saw appears at the beginning on the Wookiee home world Kashyyyk, where he is busy disrupting the plans of the empire. It is a short appearance, but it shows how central the character has become in the larger one Star Wars universe – a figure that appears to be extremely important in the era before A new hope.

According to Game Informer, Rogue One actor Forest Whitaker reprised his role by speaking the character, which he also did when the character appeared Star Wars is rebelling a few years ago.

Gerrera first appeared in The Clone Wars (narrated by Andrew Kishino), and although he did not appear in the film, he appears in the short story Solo: a Star Wars story, a meeting with Enfys Nest, another resistance figure. He has also appeared over the years in a scattering of other books and has become an important figure in the resistance against the empire prior to A new hope, leading a group of rebels called The Partisans. Saw & # 39; s history goes way back in the history of franchise production – while it first appeared The Clone Wars, he had originally intended as the central figure in George Lucas & # 39; s live TV series, which was never produced.

The Star Wars franchise is famously interconnected – using movies, books, comics, games and toys to convey parts of a much larger, widespread story – and the makers have raided the parts bin in the past to design concepts, costumes and even entire characters to reuse for other uses. Saw is a perfect example of that and the fact that he has come out in so many places shows how important a character is that he will become.

His appearance Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is logical, chronological, filling in another data point for his own personal biography in between The Clone Wars and his death Rogue One. Entered on the big screen Rogue One, he demonstrated how the struggle against the empire went beyond grim moral positions: good verses evil; light side verses dark side. He is not above using torture or killing civilians if it meant a victory against the empire. Seeing him here reinforces the bigger story of Star Wars is large and complicated, and that it does not necessarily have to ride on the shoulders of someone named "Skywalker."