James Earl Jones is back as the voice of Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi

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James Earl Jones is back as the voice of Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi

James Earl Jones is back as Darth Vader in the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. 

The Disney+ series is set a decade after 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The show also marks the return of Ewan McGregor in the titular role, and actor Hayden Christensen physically plays Darth Vader. The two last collaborated for the Star Wars prequel trilogy with Christensen playing Anakin Skywalker before his transformation into the Sith Lord. James Earl Jones is another surprising addition for the illustrious cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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James Earl Jones is back as the voice of Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi

Jones originated the voice in the original trilogy beginning with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, then reprised the role in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi,and follow-up Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. He also can be heard as Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and in the animated series Rebels.

Obi-Wan Kenobi sees the return of Ewan McGregor as the younger Obi-Wan. Also starring are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.

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Photo Credit: Lucasfilm


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