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[NEWS] James Earl Jones steps back from Darth Vader role [message #416834] Tue, 27 September 2022 16:23
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Star Wars: James Earl Jones steps back from Darth Vader role
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James Earl Jones is the voice behind legendary Star Wars'
villain Darth Vader, but it seems the 91-year-old has
finally hung up his helmet.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Star Wars sound
supervising editor Matthew Wood said Jones "was looking into
winding down this... character".

< https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/09/darth-vaders-vo ice-emanated-from-war-torn-ukraine>


Jones's voice was remastered from the original Star Wars
films for recent Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Some of Jones's archival voice recordings were also used.

For future Star Wars projects, Jones has reportedly granted
permission for Disney and Lucasfilm to use artificial
intelligence and archival recordings to recreate his voice.

The actor is credited for his advice on the performance of
Darth Vadar on Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Wood describing him as
"a benevolent godfather."

Jones's family told Wood how pleased they were with the
finished product by Ukrainian-based voice cloning company
Respeecher.

<https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-63032248>



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