After 45 Years, James Earl Jones Is Hanging Up His Cape as Darth Vader
After 45 years as one of the most iconic intergalactic villains of all time, James Earl Jones has announced that he will no longer voice Darth Vader in upcoming Star Wars projects, according to Vanity Fair.
But Lucasfilms has already developed a workaround for future projects that doesn’t involve putting any other actors up to the task of filling the EGOT-winner’s shoes.
“He had mentioned he was looking into winding down this particular character,” Matthew Wood, a supervising sound editor at Lucasfilm, told Vanity Fair.
POPSUGAR reached out to Lucasfilm and Jones’s rep for comment but did not immediately hear back.
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