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George Lucas to appear in The Clone Wars

George Lucas is set to make his first appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Chairman Papanoida in episode four of season three.
Sphere Of Influence sees the Star Wars creator's second outing as the blue-skinned resident of Coruscant, after first making a cameo in Revenge Of The Sith (where he had risen to the ranks of 'Baron').
Talking about his role, Lucas said, “My appearance in Episode III was just for fun. Mostly, I did it for my kids. I was wrapping the series, and I’d never been on-screen in a Star Wars film, even though I’d been making them for decades. With The Clone Wars, I get the best of both worlds, because I get a starring role but don’t have to do any acting or wear any blue make-up.”



His family, who appeared alongside him in the final live action Star Wars film, will also feature in the animated story, though none of the characters, including Lucas, will be voiced by their human counterparts.
However, his daughter Katie Lucas is taking writing duties on this episode, after penning the season one story, Jedi Crash. Katie has also written more episodes to come later this season, one featuring the "brother" of Darth Maul.
Sphere Of Influence airs Friday 1 October on the Cartoon Network in North America.

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