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Star Wars Celebration: James Earl Jones is back as the voice of Darth Vader in Rebels!

April 20th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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With all the news from Star Wars Celebration, we missed this last night, so apologies for that…

But, after the brilliant trailer for Rebels Season 2 (here), we now know that the great James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader in the movies, is back as the dark lord of the Sith in the animated series too.

Vader is back as the big bad this season and executive and supervising producer Dave Filoni confirmed that Jones will voice the character throughout the season and beyond, should the character stay in the spotlight (hey, it’s Vader, he’ll be back).

Jones has already voiced Vader in Rebels in the specially made clip for the very first episode, so we had a sneaking suspicion he’d be back. But we’re delighted to have it confirmed.

Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD later this year.

Source: ComicBook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….