Rogue One’s Forest Whitaker to Join Fans at Star Wars Celebration Chicago

The actor who played Saw Gerrera is headed to the event along with the voice of Bo-Katan, Katee Sackhoff, and many more!

Saw. Is it really you?

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker, who played Saw Gerrera, the paranoid and grizzled leader of a band of extremists in Rogue One, is heading to Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month.

Katee Sackhoff, voice of Bo-Katan.

Katee Sackhoff

And he’s not alone. The Academy Award-winning actor will be joined by Katee Sackhoff, the voice of legendary Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. 

Droid builders Lee Towersey, a longtime model building hobbyist who became part of Neal Scanlan’s practical effects team bringing R2-D2 to life for the sequel trilogy, will be on hand, as well as Josh Lee, who mechanized K-2SO for Rogue One and served as building supervisor and chief engineer on BB-8 for the sequel trilogy, and Matt Denton, the electronic design and development supervisor for Rogue One and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Hugh Quarshie, who played Captain Panaka.

Hugh Quarshie

And Hugh Quarshie, who played Captain Panaka, Queen Amidala’s loyal protector in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, will join fans, as well.

These are just the latest in a long line of most impressive Star Wars talent slated for the Topps autograph area. You can purchase your autograph tickets now.

Check out this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show for even more Star Wars Celebration news!

And stay tuned to for more Star Wars Celebration Chicago updates!

Star Wars Celebration Chicago will take place April 11-15 at McCormick Place. Visit for tickets and more info! All Star Wars, all the time.

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