Everyone knows that Anakin Skywalker was corrupted due to The Dark Side of the Force that eventually led him to take on the role of Darth Vader. To achieve this it was necessary to shed everything he had and completely commit to his new identity and the machine-controlled equipment that took over a significant portion of his life.
In the midst of the latest advancements that will impact the sci-fi saga’s most well-known villain, who said it’s not possible to imitate art when it comes to a spooky stories such as Star Wars?
A recent report by Vanity Fair revealed that a line was drawn under the long-running relationship between a well-known actor and a likewise legendary character. The the 91-year-old screen and stage James Earl Jones signing over the rights to his voice to Darth Vader in exchange for Disney, Lucasfilm, and Respeecher – the company that recorded his famous tone for the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
That’s correct; Jones will no longer contribute his voice to the terrifying Sith in the future Star Wars projects, but Respeecher is in its right to let Darth Vader perform as many voice appearances as humanly feasible, and will sound exactly the same following an AI-driven tweak.
As you can imagine, the fans have plenty of opinions about the veteran actor which allows to the Disney empire to mine his dialogue in perpetuity.Some Star Wars fans might not like hearing the news, however, it’s about time to say goodbye to Darth Vader. We’ve had nearly fifty years with the character, let it be retired by bringing in James Earl Jones.
We’ve been through forty-five years worth of Darth Vader performances across countless kinds of media however it appears like we’re still not done. Between James Earl Jones applauding using his voice as well as Mark Hamill being repeatedly deepfaked to play the role of prime-era Luke Skywalker, what happens when Star Wars ever going to be able to leave behind the past and go ahead?