Bryan Young over at The Huffington Post has had the green light from Lucasfilm to announce that Tim Curry of Congo (stop eating my sesame cake), IT and Rocky Horror Picture Show will be joining the cast of The Clone Wars as Chancellor Palpatine no less.
With the passing of the most excellent Ian Abercrombie the voice of the chancellor had to be filled. Dave Filoni on the role:
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.
Head over to Brian's article to read the full and detailed article. Great read.
Well this is also good news isn't it for The Clone Wars. This more or less guarantees The Clone Wars will continue. Why else would they hire new cast members?
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