James Earl Jones May Still Voice Darth Vader in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
Yesterday (10 March), we had our first look at another Star Wars project. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s turn to appear on TV in a soon-to-be-released show.
The Obi-Wan Kenobiseries occurs at the mid-point of the film Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope. It shows how Kenobi transformed from a screamer on a lava pit to a zen-like master in the desert. People are excited to see Ewan McGregor return as Jedi master. It’s Darth Vader, our boy in black.
The Darths’ best was last seen onscreen in 2016’s Rogue One. He was played by both a former professional boxer and a stunt actor. The team chose to do something more nostalgic for Obi-Wan. Although he might not be able to make these athletes’ moves, Hayden Christensen is bringing back the role that he grew into in the prequel movies.
Christensen will wear the suit. However, Vader is known for having multiple actors portray the role simultaneously. Fans will remember most fondly the voice of Vader from 1977, which was played by James Earl Jones in deep tones (while David Prowse performed the role).
Although it may seem evident that James Earl Jones will not be playing Vader again due to his age (it is), you would be wrong. It’s incredible that a 92-year-old Dick Van Dyke can tap dance on a table for Mary Poppins, and it is possible to do anything in Hollywood. James Earl Jones, who appeared in last year’s Bringing To America 2, is still very active.
Interview with Entertainment Weekly. Joby Harold, the Obi-Wan writer, said that Hayden was a huge part of the character, and it was essential to include him in this project. We all prioritised honouring one of the evilest and most antagonistic characters in entertainment history.
We can also name another person “such an important part of that character”. But, Disney and Harold aren’t yet confident if Jones will be reprising his role as one of the greatest fictional villains in history. For now, it’s all a waiting game.