David Tennant In New Star Wars (You Know There’s A Catch, Right?)

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant is heading for the Star Wars universe… but no, that’s not the first confirmed casting for Star Wars Episode VII (though he would make a great Jedi Knight). Instead he’s providing the voice of the droid Huyang in the episode of The Clone Wars that airs in the States this weekend.

Speaking to IGN, showrunner David Feloni (a Who fan) reveals, “As a fan that has the privilege of playing in the Star Wars galaxy, I am always on the lookout for others who appreciate, and would enjoy, an opportunity to go on an adventure in George’s galaxy far, far away. When I heard the Doctor himself, David Tennant, was a fan of Star Wars I knew I had to find a way to get in contact with him to see if he would perform on The Clone Wars. The result was Huyang, an ancient droid in the service of the Jedi Order, whose sole task in life has been overseeing the construction of lightsabers. I thought David was perfect for the part and he did not disappoint. He delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas.”

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