‘Star Wars Rebels’: James Earl Jones Return For Darth Vader Cameo
Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Star Wars Rebels‘ popularity is really starting to show. Disney has just announced that they will re-air the Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion TV movie, which is essentially just the series’ first two episodes, on ABC on October 25th at 7PM ET/PT. If you have already seen the film, then you might not have the urge to see it. But Disney will be adding a Darth Vader cameo to Spark, and he will be voiced by none other than James Earl Jones.
The official Star Wars Rebels series premieres on Disney XD Mondays starting October 13th.
Here’s what producer Dave Filoni said in the press release,
“We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast. 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.”
Set in between the events of Episode III and Episode IV, Star Wars Rebels focuses on the rise of the rebel force in the days of the Galactic Empire. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost – cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and grumpy old astromech droid Chopper – will face threatening new villains, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
The voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus, and Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor.