Anyone over the age of 35 probably has some kind of affinity for Star Wars, at least the early versions. A new generation is being introduced to the series, which has netted billions for Star Wars creator, George Lucas.
The most iconic voice in the Star Wars trilogy came from James Earl Jones, who played Darth Vader. Jones is still alive and doing well, so it only makes sense to use his voice for as long as possible. A new animated series is being released by Lucas and company called “Star Wars Rebels,” to be aired on ABC. The series is going to use Jones once again and bring him back in for his recurring role as Darth Vader.
Of course people are excited, and why wouldn’t they be?
“We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast,” executive producer Dave Filoni said in a news release reprinted by SlashFilm. “We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.”
ABC is making major moves to strengthen its programming and the decisions are getting strong reviews. The network was also in the news recently for dominating the Thursday night lineup with the hit shows, “Scandal” and “How to get away with murder.” There is also the new show, “Black-ish,” which seems to be doing well since its release. It appears that this might be the place to be for black actors and actresses looking for money and opportunities.
Jones voiced Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy (with actor David Prowse inside the costume), and reprised the voice role during the character’s brief appearance in “Revenge of the Sith.”
“Star Wars Rebels” takes place about five years before the events depicted in the film “A New Hope,” according to Wookieepedia. While the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” followed Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, “Star Wars Rebels” focuses largely (but not entirely) on new characters.
Other voice talent featured in “Star Wars Rebels” includes Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray, David Oyelowo and Jason Isaacs.