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Tim Curry Takes On Major Role In The Star Wars Universe

Tim Curry, Master of Awesome, has just landed a role on Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Curry will play Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, according to Big Shiny Robot.  They write, “Just over a year ago, Star Wars fans were saddened to learn of the passing of Ian Abercrombie, the voice of Emperor Palpatine on The Clone Wars. He’d recorded many yet to be aired episodes before the time of his death, and the question of who would resume so vital a role was chief among many questions about the future of The Clone Wars.”

Turns out that person was Curry. BSR says he’ll be making his debut in the season finale this Saturday.

Supervising Director, Dave Filoni told them, “We had an extensive search to find a new voice for Palpatine. It wasn’t just a matter of finding an actor who could to recreate lines from the films. We needed someone to deliver a performance that could stand alongside what Ian McDiarmid and Ian Abercrombie created as this legendary Star Wars character. At the end of the day, there is little question that bringing in an actor of Tim’s caliber was perfect for Chancellor Palpatine.”

Filoni also said Curry could “definitely tap into the dark side” which you probably already know if you’ve seen him in It, Legend, or dare I say, Congo?

(via Big Shiny Robot)

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  • Anonymous

    I <3 him sooooooooooooo much!!

  • Aeryl

    I once made my daughter sit through Oscar, Legend and The Secret of Moonacre sll in one day. She now believes I lust for Tim Curry.

  • Ryan Colson

    Unlike the Clone Wars crap, this gives me a good feeling. Too bad the series turned me off years ago, but grats!

  • Mr The Batman

    To be fair the series has gotten a lot better and you do get the odd gem of an episode. I don’t watch it consistently, but when I have it hasn’t been incredibly off putting.

  • Steven Ray Morris

    I was hoping he would be in the new Star Wars trilogy.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget his role in Ferngully!

  • Tamara Brooks

    He was also Capt Hook in the 90s Peter Pan & The Pirates toon. :)

  • Tamara Brooks

    There’s still hope…

  • Anonymous

    When’s the last time Tim’s played the good guy?
    Since Rocky Horror, I mean.

  • Aeryl

    The Wild Thornberrys.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds about as right as JJ directing the new Star Wars.

  • Anonymous

    a new hope

  • Mark Brown

    We will be watching his career with great interest.

  • Anonymous

    “What do we have here? A jedi-boy?”

  • Anonymous

    well, who doesn’t?

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t notice “toon” at the end and just had a brief moment of doubting my whole childhood knowledge of “Hook”. I am relieved to say that I once again know which way is up.

  • Anonymous