Clone Wars Voices Return For Star Wars Battlefront 2Reported by Foxwolf on Wednesday, October 17th 2018
Electronic Arts has announced that the main Clone Wars heroes and villains and their primary voice actors will be joining Star Wars Battlefront II beginning this month.
Reprising the roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, General Grievous and Count Dooku will be James Arnold Taylor, Matt Lanter, Matthew Wood and Corey Burton. Wood will also voice the Droids and Dee Bradley Baker returns to the multitude of Clone Troopers.
The characters will be released over the course of the next few months, starting with Grievous.
General Grievous (will release on October 30th 2018)
Wood: "I always love revisiting characters from the Clone Wars era, because I feel like there are so many stories to be told! Now, we have the ability to actually set foot into General Grievous’ shoes and see how he operates in real-time. That’s really exciting to me, to be able to portray the character in such a way! I’m a gamer myself, so I can’t wait to see how all this pans out with what the team has created."
Obi-Wan Kenobi (November 2018)
Taylor: "It is probably the greatest honor for me as an actor, to have gotten to play this character for so many years. And in so many iterations! The television show, video games, toys, a movie . . . It’s one of those ‘pinch me moments’ in my life, because I still kind of wake up some days and go, ‘I . . . I get to be Obi-Wan Kenobi?’ It’s fantastic!"
Count Dooku (January 2019)
Burton: "It’s always a joy to slip into the Sith cape! It’s been a delight from the very start. I love playing these sort of evil, wizardly mastermind kind of characters where their strength is a quiet, intense simmer, rather than throwing thunderbolts and hollering. It’s sort of very subtle, and it draws you in instead of blasting out the performance."
Anakin Skywalker (February 2019)
Lanter: "I’m a gamer! I played the first Star Wars Battlefront often. Not really lately, I’ve got a new baby at home and she’s nine months, so I haven’t had a whole lot of gaming time recently. But before that – Battlefront is my game! I grew up playing first person shooters, and I love Star Wars. You know, I perform Star Wars, but I’m also a huge fan. A mix of the both is my perfect game. To be able to be a part of it is pretty incredible."