As one of the most popular entertainment franchises of all time, Star Wars stories can be found in comic books, novels, video games and animated TV.
However, it is rare to see any of these other mediums cross over into the feature films.
That changed when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story featured The Clone Wars’ Saw Gerrera and Easter eggs from Rebels including the ship the Ghost and the droid Chopper.
Actress Vanessa Marshall, who is the voice of Star Wars Rebels Hera Syndulla, spoke with ComicBookMovie about seeing her show represented in the movies.
“Fantastic, I almost started crying. I had to remember I was in a public place and had to contain myself,” said Marshall. “I thought I was losing my mind and started asking, ‘Did that really just happen?’ I went to see it a million times and every time, I was just blown away. It’s good to know that she still exists at that point, so that’s a good thing, but also being such a huge fan of every Star Wars film that’s been released, having a character I’ve played in an animated series be mentioned…it was really rewarding.”
As for whether or not Marshall would like to see Hera appear in the films, the answer is a resounding yes.
“Of course! Who knows, if she can serve the narrative, it would be awesome. It would be great to see her on film and it was incredible to see Saw Gerrera come to life,” said Marshall. “I loved Saw in the Alderaan arcs in The Clone Wars and was so thrilled they took a character from the animated series and transitioned him into live-action to play such a pivotal role”
“If they did that with Hera, that would be magnificent but it’s all about what serves the narrative and not necessarily just let’s give Hera a cameo,” she continued. “I bow down to the overall journey at hand and I really can’t wait for the movie to come out in December and I’m so excited. That’s really what’s keeping me going.”
Next up for the franchise is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which jumps into theaters Dec. 15.
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