The legendary Darth Vader voice actor has stepped down from Star Wars

The legendary Darth Vader voice actor has stepped down from Star Wars.

The famous voice behind Darth Vader, James Earl Jones, is no longer doing the voice over for the Star Wars franchise.

He quit before the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi in 2022.

A sound editor called Matthew Wood said that Jones recorded for Darth Vader at least 12 times,

and after Rise of Skywalker in 2019, Jones told Wood he was ready to move on.

Wood presented Jones with work that Respeecher had done with his voice, leading the actor to sign off on his recordings being used. 

Jones even offered guidance on the performance in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Wood calling him "a benevolent godfather" in the process.

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