During San Diego Comic-Con we received the fantastic news that Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be returning with new episodes to properly close out the series. It turns out that’s not the only opportunity that The Clone Wars voice actors would have to reprise their roles though.
EA has announced that many of The Clone Wars voice actors are being brought into Star Wars: Battlefront 2 to give voice to their respective characters within the game. The various voices will be added as their characters are through February
General Grievous is the first to release for the game on October 30th and will once again be voiced by Matthew Wood. Wood did vocals for the sickly Jedi slayer in Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars animated series. Here’s Wood offering his excitement to take up the role of Grievous once again:
“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 will come to Star Wars Battlefront 2 in November. Voicing him with The Clone Wars and returning in Battlefront 2 is James Arnold Taylor. Taylor actually has had the honor of playing Kenobi for the longest stretch of time:
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“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!”
Corey Burton will reprise the role of Count Dooku when the character drops as DLC in January. Here’s Burton reacting to news of The Clone Wars voice actors joining Star Wars: Battlefront 2:
“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.”
Finally, Matt Lanter is confirmed to be retuning as Anakin Skywalker when he comes to the game in February. Lanter has done a fantastic job playing Skywalker as he gets closer and closer to toward the character’s turn to the dark side. He’s considered “a fan-favorite as the character’s complexity is explored in depth in the series”:
“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.”
EA announced back in August what their upcoming roadmap was for Star Wars: Battlefront 2. You can find all of those details right here.