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James Earl Jones Signed Over Darth Vader's Voice Rights, Retiring from Star Wars Article

https://www.cbr.com/james-earl-jones-darth-vader-voice-rights-retires-star-wars/
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u/GodFeedethTheRavens Sep 24 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome Take My Energy Wholesome Seal of Approval Bravo Grande! Endless Coolness

He's more machine now than man.

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u/rich1051414 Sep 24 '22

Indeed. Included in the rights he signed away is the right to imitate his voice using AI or human. Kind of weird to make that distinction, but I guess they are dotting their I's and crossing their T's.

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u/Locke_and_Load Sep 24 '22

Isn’t that because the voice in Kenobi was a mix of Hayden and AI sampling of JEJ’s voice?

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u/rich1051414 Sep 24 '22

They often use a voice actor capable of a close approximation, and then 'tweak' that voice using AI to make it indistinguishable from the original voice actor.

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u/IncuriousLog Sep 24 '22 Silver

Yet that's my number 1 problem with Luke in Mando/Boba. Something they're doing to the vocals makes everything he says incredibly flat. It sounds like Luke, but wrong. A sort of audible uncanny valley.

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u/AKA_Squanchy Sep 24 '22

It’s strange we can’t put our fingers on it but our brains tell us something is off, and AI can’t even get it exactly right.

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u/roanphoto Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

It's like hearing your mother's voice calling you from the kitchen and as you walk down the hall she drags you into a bedroom and says "Be quiet, I heard it too."

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u/Abdul_Lasagne Sep 24 '22

I always loved this one, because it’s left ambiguous whether the impostor is in the kitchen or if it’s the one that dragged you into the bedroom.

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u/northernfury Sep 24 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Jesus H. Christ on a cracker! I hadn't even considered that possibility and went from "oooh, chills" to downright terrified!

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u/MADman611 Sep 24 '22

Don't worry they're both fake are and fighting over who gets to eat you :)

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u/DopeFiendDramaQueen Sep 24 '22

I’d ask what’s wrong with Wolfie, I can hear him barking. If she says he’s fine then I know my stepparents are dead.

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u/bocephus607 Sep 24 '22

Ahh sorry unfortunately that only works for foster parents…you just got assassinated by a time traveling robot. Tough break my friend.

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u/RepresentativeZombie Sep 24 '22

There's a good one-minute horror short film with a similar concept https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNQIdEv-Emo

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u/lioncat55 Sep 24 '22

I'm going to save that for not midnight.

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u/KlaatuBrute Sep 24 '22

So I am currently about 60 minutes into Malignant and came to this sub to take a break and just watched the vid in your post and it's already a better horror experience.

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u/Insufferablelol Sep 24 '22

Yeah uh the best part of that movie is yet to come then.

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u/seaque42 Sep 24 '22

taking break from your break? Such an odd thing.

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u/PoundTownandBedBound Sep 24 '22

Well it's 2:37 am... and you sir can take my upvote and kindly fuck off!

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u/dragonspeeddraco Sep 24 '22

It could just be cognitive dissonance where we know Hammil doesn't sound like that anymore, so the brain determines anything that is "right" about the voice must instead he "wrong".

Idfk, I didn't even watch the show tbh

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u/yisoonshin Sep 24 '22

No, it's just that he's expressionless in a way that Mark Hamill is not and never was. It's like a voice impersonator that can't get the personality right

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u/kinkym0nk Sep 24 '22 Silver

I read this In Darth Vader s voice.

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u/BitchinWarlock Sep 24 '22

I did after reading your comment. I found Vader has a much slower cadence than I realized.

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u/En-THOO-siast Sep 24 '22

Pray he does not slow it further.

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u/watermasta Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Perhaps you believe you are reading too slowly?

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u/johnnybiggles Sep 24 '22

I find your lack of faith disturbing

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u/Mekroval Sep 24 '22

Be careful not to choke on your literary aspirations.

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u/solo89 Sep 24 '22

When I read it at a normal speed it sounds like Mufasa or the King from Coming to America.

Almost like hearing H. Jon Benjamin's distinction of Archer vs. Bob Burgers

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u/jessehechtcreative Sep 24 '22

Where does McGuirk come in?

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u/bakinpants Sep 24 '22

Big, sweaty, and Irish.

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u/SerCiddy Sep 24 '22

Now I want an AI generated rendition of Darth Vader doing Eddie Izzard's Star Wars Cantina

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u/TapirOfZelph Sep 24 '22

Pray that I don’t dot I’s or cross T’s any further.

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u/TheBirminghamBear Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

I read this In Darth Vader s voice.

Well, he signed over the rights to Lucasfilm and Respeecher, so thanks for admitting to intellectual property theft just now.

George is going to come for what you owe him. Expect him.

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u/kinkym0nk Sep 24 '22

Read this in Booker T's voice ..

Hulk Hogan, George is comin for you n.....!

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u/i_reddited_it Sep 24 '22

The reading of any material, be it physical, digital, or hypothetical, in any tonal resonance depicting closely, exactly, or "in the general ball park" of Mr. James Earl Jones, be it impersonated or by Mr. Jones himself shall be met with fines, imprisonment, and restitution paid in anal sexual intercourse.

-mickey mouse

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u/S31-Syntax Sep 24 '22

Read it in mickey mouse impersonating vader's voice

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u/watermasta Sep 24 '22

You belong to Disney

Which means you stay busy

Cranking out magic and assembly line whimsey

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u/TheSleepingNinja Sep 24 '22 Gold

I long for the alternate universe where Henson bought out the Disney company, and instead of a magic factory we had an artists commune that thrived more off of 'Hey I read this children's book about an Otter at Christmas, let's make a musical' than ' we need to make 30 marvel films by next january.' The world where the Star Wars movies were still built on how can we vs We Must

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u/twodogsfighting Sep 24 '22

I too, would like to be living in the brightest timeline.

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u/_-OlllllllO-_ Sep 24 '22

And dotting their...lowercase J's.

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u/MilitaryFish Sep 24 '22

Solid reference

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u/nipplesaurus Sep 24 '22

Some would say he has an eye for details

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u/cmmedit Sep 24 '22

I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.

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u/joepanda111 Sep 24 '22 Wholesome

”Hello, OBI WAN. You’re quite GOOD at turning me on”

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u/underbloodredskies Sep 24 '22

Uh, you probably should ignore that.

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u/Jeremizzle Sep 24 '22

Stupid sexy Burns

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u/Trentus86 Sep 24 '22 Starstruck

He got those burns on Mustafar

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u/Aksi_Gu Sep 24 '22

Lmao wasn't expecting that

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u/Rachter Sep 24 '22

Twisted…and Evil…

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u/acqz Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

I hope it's not an AI voice. I find its lack of face disturbing.

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u/mrwho25 Sep 24 '22

They already used an AI voice recreation in the Obi Wan show, Respeecher (company/software that does that) is listed in the credits. And they did a pretty good job with it, tbh

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u/NanoGeek Sep 24 '22

Honestly, it was better than his real voice from Rogue One. I love the man, his his age was clearly coming through the voice in that movie. The AI voice from Kenobi was perfect.

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u/NuclearTheology Sep 24 '22

It showed HARD in the “live action” Lion King where he reprised his role as Mufasa. In The cartoon he commanded respect and obedience, and in the remake he sounded tired.

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u/bootlegvader Sep 24 '22

and in the remake he sounded tired.

To be fair, Mufasa was a new father...

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u/Aint-no-preacher Sep 24 '22

I have never been so tried in my life as when my kids were little wee babies.

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u/bootlegvader Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

And your babies didn't even engage in elaborate song and dance numbers about how they just can't wait until you are dead, unlike Simba.

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u/CBAlan777 Sep 24 '22

I'm surprised there isn't some weird fan theory about how Simba is the villain and he manipulated everyone around him including Scar to kill Mufasa so he could come back later, turn the Hyena's against Scar, and take over. His big "NOOOO" when Mufasa falls was just an act to make Scar think he was upset.

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u/TScottFitzgerald Sep 24 '22

Isn't everybody tired of the unoriginal Disney remakes?

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u/RaynSideways Sep 24 '22

Agreed. He had some good moments in Rogue One, but you can hear the age, and his delivery felt very forced because he has to put in more effort to bring back that Vader voice. There's a few lines where he honestly sounds like he's parodying himself.

Obi-Wan Vader sounds like they built a time machine and brought him forward from 1980 right as he'd finished Empire. Absolutely spot-on.

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u/HGMIV926 Sep 24 '22

I think this is something we all saw coming, for better or worse.

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u/riegspsych325 Sep 24 '22

dude’s in his 90’s (yet still doling out some work), he’s more than earned a break

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u/Logistibear Sep 24 '22

Pretty cool that he got and did his memorable work as an older man. Not too far from 50 when he started Star Wars. Busiest during the late 80s, early 90s at nearly 60 with Coming to America being my personal favorite. And of course Lion King soon after

Never to old to do or chase what you want

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u/MakesTheNutshellJoke Sep 24 '22

He was in Dr. Strangelove, a movie made in the sixties. Long career!

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u/EDI-Thor Sep 24 '22

I almost always forget that he was in the movie! Man, what a long career he had and having to work with two iconic legands that are Stanley Kubrick and George C. Scott!

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u/C3POdreamer Sep 24 '22

"We'll meet again. Don't know where, don't know when..."

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u/Awasawa Sep 24 '22

I’ll always love him for his role in The Hunt for Red October. As brief as his bits were, I love them. He took the role so well

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u/HarpersGeekly Sep 24 '22

Yeah he continued into Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger too with Han Solo.

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u/riegspsych325 Sep 24 '22

I recall seeing a recorded version of his performance in Fences on stage. Talk about knocking it out of the park, he is one of the greatest, even with voice acting aside

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u/Trevor_Roll Sep 24 '22

https://youtu.be/jE2dDmMGfa4

Here's a great YouTube video that compares Denzel Washington Vs James Earl Jones doing the same scene from Fences for anyone who might be interested.

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u/TheZephyrusOne Sep 24 '22

The difference in their performances is wild. Denzel is charismatic as fuck, but he does not bring the same gravitas to the role that James Earl Jones does.

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u/Reddituser34802 Sep 24 '22

Agreed. This is just one clip showing two powerful actors/performers doing their craft, but in this scenario (and especially concerning the topic) I much prefer James Earl Jones in that role.

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u/IgorCruzT Sep 24 '22

Holy shit! It's evident a lot of differences happened on directing decisions and overall tone of the play, but I find it amazing just how unique each take is. They both work, but JEJ have a ton of gravitas in it, and not just because of his deeper voice. It's in his facial and body expression, his inflections. Denzel did fine, but James's was something else.

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u/Baylahoo Sep 24 '22

Both were fantastic. Jones nailed it in my mind. Meanwhile the laugh track with Washington and context weakened the message. I absolutely enjoy Denzel, but it seems filmed for a different audience.

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u/Olddirtychurro Sep 24 '22

Watch the film version of Denzel doing that scene, waaay better than that recording.

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u/forehandfrenzy Sep 24 '22

His stage acting of Driving Miss Daisy was amazing too. Check it out if you can.

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u/88Smilesz Sep 24 '22

I saw that clip! He’s just great. If they made the film of Fences earlier, would’ve been great to see him in it.

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u/MNfan84 Sep 24 '22

If I were him I would have retired 30 years ago lol

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u/riegspsych325 Sep 24 '22

hey, if you enjoy the work and people/studios are willing to pay you, why not?

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u/dragunityag Sep 24 '22

It's Similar to Samuel Jackson. He has more than enough money that even his grandkids kids won't have to worry about money yet it feels like he appears in like 20 movies a year sometimes.

Dude just loves acting.

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u/BigTentBiden Sep 24 '22

Dude probably gets paid by the "mother fucker."

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u/tdasnowman Sep 24 '22

Most of his recent credits have been voice work only. He’s done rare in person cameos. I think he is as just hobby working. Stuff to keep the mind busy.

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u/averagedickdude Sep 24 '22

My dad works construction, 79... I don't think he understands that he can retire. He just likes to keep busy... or he hates being around my mom.

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u/forever87 Sep 24 '22

i never watched (live action/cgi) lion king but I only heard poor things across the board regarding a lot of characters' voice acting, surprisingly including JEJ. and when you compare animated Mufasa to cgi Mufasa, it was kind of unsettlingly to see/hear him depicted/audially sound like that. and it legit got me worried if Vader (if he appeared) would sound disappointing in kenobi. and JEJ knocked it out of the space park. say what you will about the show, but Vader brought it as well as his famous voice actor. it's possible that it was a syn voice...but that's Vader, and it just felt good seeing James Earl Jones in the credits. I'm really happy the voices of Hayden and James got to mesh in the final episode. I'll miss the formidable career of James Earl Jones. he'll always be Mr Mertle, Babe Ruth rival...high fast one, and POW lights went out

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u/VictorVeg-10 Sep 24 '22

It was a mix of him, AI, and archival voice recording

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u/geek_of_nature Sep 24 '22

My guess is that Hayden delivered the lines on set, and then they used the technology to get JEJ's voice to match the exact innotations and tones Hayden used.

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u/timelordoftheimpala Sep 24 '22

ngl if that's true, then that just goes to show much Hayden knocked it out of the park in Kenobi.

They could use technology to make him sound like James Earl Jones, sure, but it was his job to nail down everything else about Vader - his tone when talking to other characters, his body language and mannerisms while his character was masked, etc., all of which was needed to really sell the audience on the character.

Looking back at Rogue One, that movie's depiction of Vader misses these aspects during his scene with Krennic.

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u/geek_of_nature Sep 24 '22

There was actually some discussion on the Star Wars subreddits when Kenobi was airing, people wondering if Hayden had always been trying to deliver his lines in a similar type of way that JEJ delivered his lines as Vader. Him trying to provide some audial continuity between the two versions, and just without the deep voice of JEJ it sounded a bit off.

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u/justAPhoneUsername Sep 24 '22

I just went back and rematched the last Obiwan v Vader fight. The voice switching back and forth is absolutely incredible. If I had to guess, it was Hayden Christensen's voice and they modulated it through an air process that could scale it to match James Earl Jones's voice to any degree they wanted. There are times where it sounds like a 50-50 mix, and times then it's closer to 30-70 in either direction

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u/LanoomR Sep 24 '22

To my understanding, the character of Vader apparently has an entire team/division/whatever Disney calls it that's dedicated just to his depiction in whichever medium is using him. Or maybe that's just for 1st-party movie and shows, but I like to think they have to be consulted for everything from the comics to Fortnite.

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u/Ygomaster07 Sep 24 '22

As a casual Star Wars fan, i thought Kenobi was great. Hearing the voices mesh together(they actually did use both their voices right?) was a highlight for me, and one of many at that.

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u/secoccular Sep 24 '22

I guess this makes for an easy Vader cameo in upcoming SW movies/shows/games. At least he was able to give permission, unlike Carrie.

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u/Latrinalia Sep 24 '22

She approved of her likeness being used in Rogue One, which only released a couple of weeks before she died

(Apparently when she first saw it she thought it was actual footage filmed during the original Star Wars, but she approved when she learned it was CG)

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u/Odin043 Sep 24 '22

Surely they had her permission before they made the cgi

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u/elSpanielo Sep 24 '22

No, they actually got permission last minute. The original had Salacious Crumb instead.

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u/Wittywats Sep 24 '22

This is a SOLID Star Wars joke…

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u/FBI-INTERROGATION Sep 24 '22

They wouldnt need permission to make it, just to release it.

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u/MogMcKupo Sep 24 '22

Would Carrie have given permission? That’s a whole other question, I think maybe not, let her character fade into the sunset.

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u/whales-are-assholes Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

According to Knoll -

Knoll also touched on the digital recreation of Carrie Fisher’s young Princess Leia, as seen in A New Hope, which was accomplished with a similar mix of stand-in, motion capture and archive material. Knoll said he didn’t have direct contact with the actor – who died on 27 December, a fortnight after Rogue One was released – but heard via Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy that Fisher approved of the result. “Kathy [Kennedy] called me right after she showed it to [Fisher] and said how fantastic she thought it was. So she was very much in favour of it.”

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jan/16/rogue-one-vfx-jon-knoll-peter-cushing-ethics-of-digital-resurrections

Edit: I’m in no way defending the choice of including Fisher, just putting relative quotes for others to see.

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u/smacksaw Sep 24 '22

Carrie was down for anything

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u/bannock4ever Sep 24 '22

I'll never forget sitting in the theatre for Rogue One and seeing a Tweet on my phone saying that she just passed away. This was just minutes before the movie started.

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u/milockey Sep 24 '22

For me and my husband it was the same. We saw Rogue One, the news dropped during, we saw it as we walked out of the theatre. Big shock.

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u/_Kramerica_ Sep 24 '22

I can’t imagine not giving permission for your character to live on for another decade/2/3+? James Earl Jones Darth character will live on forever, one of the most iconic characters in all of sci-fi. Good for him!

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u/Back_To_The_Oilfield Sep 24 '22

Shit, Ford probably gave them permission to do it before he dies. My understanding is that he isn’t a huge fan of playing the role.

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u/zdakat Sep 24 '22

If he doesn't hate that the character exists (ie spite) and just hates playing the character, getting someone (or something) else to do it sounds like a win.

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u/bruwin Sep 24 '22

I think Indiana Jones is the only character that he's really "loved" playing. Everything else has just been a job. And you know, that's fine. It's not like he ever gave less than 100% in any of his acting roles. Who are any of us to tell him he has to enjoy playing any of the characters we love?

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u/mikev431 Sep 24 '22

I don’t think it’s as exciting for him as Indiana Jones but I think I recall him enjoying his time returning as Deckard in Blade Runner 2049 as well.

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u/MyNameIs-Anthony Sep 24 '22

As long as he can buy more planes to crash he'll do anything you ask.

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u/iQuatro Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

All of sci-fi is maybe even under selling it a bit. Strong argument to be made that Vader is the most iconic character in the history of film. Period.

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u/mrjake118 Sep 24 '22

He's routinely listed in the top five and even number one in multiple "greatest movie villain" listicles.

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u/SPACEFNLION Sep 24 '22

Iirc, he’s literally listed as an example of the literary concept of a tragic hero. Vader has transcended the film category.

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u/Calhalen Sep 24 '22

Where is James? Is he safe? Is he alright?

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u/TheMotionOfTheOcean Sep 24 '22 Helpful

It seems in your anger, you retired him

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u/Lil_Gigi Sep 24 '22

Do not want!!!

In all seriousness though, thank you James Earl Jones for such an iconic voice.

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u/corndogs1001 Sep 24 '22

Bros like what, 92 now? I’m surprised he’s done it this long. Now he can retire off the Star Wars money he’s earned over the past 40 years. Well deserved.

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u/Ritehandwingman Sep 24 '22

For real though. He played with the Great Bambino! Dudes getting up there.

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u/-praetorr- Sep 24 '22

I’m a simple man. I see a Sandlot reference, I upvote it.

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u/Barnacle_Ed Sep 24 '22

The Sultan of Swat!

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u/EMPulseKC Sep 24 '22

He's old.

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u/Techjunkie81 Sep 24 '22

He's 91 years young you mean.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

What a end of an Era

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u/UnsolvedParadox Sep 24 '22

An incredible run for nearly half a century, maybe the most iconic voice ever in cinema.

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u/confettibukkake Sep 24 '22

I remember when I was about 7 or 8 and I found out Darth Vader and Mufasa were voiced by the same person, and the universe just kind of clicked.

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u/Deirachel Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22 Gold

Cho-simba-one....

Edit: Holly fuck; thanks!

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u/yttanx Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

And also the man in Sandlot with the big ole dog.

Edit: His daughter is also a baddie and quite funny

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u/riegspsych325 Sep 24 '22

I was 12 when I connected those dots. I felt like an idiot, same with when I found out the old Jewish man in Coming to America (go figure) was Eddie Murphy

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u/confettibukkake Sep 24 '22

And JEJ was amazing in that, too.

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u/riegspsych325 Sep 24 '22

James Earl Jones and baseball movies go together like Denzel Washington and Tony Scott

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u/slackinjackinpackin Sep 24 '22

you felt like an idiot? man im 19 and never bothered to research it. i feel like an idiot

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u/alchmst1259 Sep 24 '22

Contested only by Keith David

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

“I know it’s pretty baby, but i didn’t take it out for air.”

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u/leongranizo Sep 24 '22

Now this is a man, who knows how to be iconic!

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u/vulcan1358 Sep 24 '22

Admiral Anderson

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u/IAmTheWaller67 Sep 24 '22

Ramirez! Secure the Burger Town!

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u/RPM021 Sep 24 '22

"Is it the frank or the beans?"

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u/mattisafriend Sep 24 '22

Arbiter in Halo deserves its own spinoff

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u/knightking55 Sep 24 '22

I'd be hard pressed to think of a more iconic movie sound than his breathing, maybe the t Rex roar of Jurassic park.

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u/Crimkam Sep 24 '22

Pretty much every sound from Star Wars. Light sabers, TIE Fighters, Chewbacca’s voice, pod racers, blasters, R2D2, I’m sure the list goes on

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u/svenge Sep 24 '22

Ben Burtt really did a great job back in the 70s creating / establishing the sound effects of the Star Wars franchise.

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u/mindbleach Sep 24 '22

The lightsaber SFX are so compelling, several actors in the prequels had to be told to stop making them with their mouths when filming fights.

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u/BamaSOH Sep 24 '22

I'm grateful for all he's done

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u/Jrrolomon Sep 24 '22

I just searched his age. He is 91 years old. I had no idea.

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NOoOOOOOÖOOOOÓ...

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u/ShyBiGuy9 Sep 24 '22

DO NOT WANT

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u/No_MrBond Sep 24 '22

R2 ALL YOU DO IS FUCKING

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u/konydanza Sep 24 '22

“You two careful, he is a big.”

“Mr. Speaker, we are for the big.”

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u/TheG-What Sep 24 '22

He is in my behind!

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Batter to death them!

BATTER TO DEATH THEM!

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u/Raetekusu Sep 24 '22

I SHOULD REALLY FEEDS YOU ALL DOG.

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u/ami2weird4u Sep 24 '22

"So I threw the senate at him!"

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u/shade-with-some-bez Sep 24 '22

“The whole senate!”

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u/AdventuresofRobbyP Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

“Call for Papa Palpatine”

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u/Pyromike16 Sep 24 '22

"Whatdya mean they blew up the Death Star!?"

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u/CoolFingerGunGuy Sep 24 '22

"Who's THEY?"

(My favorite line from that)

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u/ThePyroPython Sep 24 '22

"What the hell is an aluminium falcon!?"

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u/MechanicalTurkish Sep 24 '22

“Oh geez, he’s crying”

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

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u/koric_84 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

“Now get your 7 foot 2 asthmatic ass back here or I’ll tell everyone what a whiny bitch you were about padamame or panda bear or whatever the hell her name was.”

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u/PersonalityEither455 Sep 24 '22

Why do these articles say the same damn sentence 4times in a row, a different sentence and then the same sentence again? It’s a headline turned into an article.

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u/Tsargoylr Sep 24 '22

AI wrote it? Articles go full on highschool essay format for the smallest shit today. It's annoying AF and I have learned to skip to the second to last paragraph

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u/Doctor--Spaceman Sep 24 '22

So it's an AI-written article about how a voice actor is being replaced by AI? Soon the image caption can be AI-generated too.

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u/iSellPopcorn Sep 24 '22

To make the article longer, the longer an article the more ads you have to scroll through

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u/Taskebab Sep 24 '22

You can now sign over the rights to your voice? Because I am working for a callcenter and I might need to look into somethings then...

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u/nourez Sep 24 '22

I think in this case it’s the rights to use the AI synthesized voice. I don’t think that there would be any legal issue with recasting him with a sound-alike.

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u/Rusty_fox4 Sep 24 '22

Kristen Schaal can take the reign

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u/ShayneOSU Sep 24 '22

I, for one, am all for Darth Mabel.

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u/Belgand Sep 24 '22

I'm not sure I could handle a Darth Vader that sexy.

Now, I know a human bartender with a rather cracking voice who would be perfect for the role.

"Yes, I can hear you, Moff Fandango!"

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u/joestn Sep 24 '22

I’ve long hoped that Ving Rhames takes over Vader. Those Arby’s commercials convinced me he could do the voice justice. Yes, the Arby’s commercials.

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u/HighAndFunctioning Sep 24 '22

You okay Darth?

No man. I'm pretty fucking far from okay.

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u/griffmeister Sep 24 '22

You lost all your Coruscant privileges

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u/ThePrussianGrippe Sep 24 '22

I’m about to get yuuzhan vong on their ass.

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u/Click-Beep Sep 24 '22 hehehehe

STAR WARS. WE HAVE THE DARK SIDE.

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u/vivahermione Sep 24 '22

I read this in his voice.

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u/SpaceCaboose Sep 24 '22

Ving Rhames is the Arby’s voice?! Had no idea but always loved the commercials thanks to the voiceover.

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u/amadeus2490 Sep 24 '22

Ving Rhames did the Arby's commercial for minimum wage.... just because he wanted the "Free Arby's For Life" card that people get for doing their commercials.

Sarah Michelle Gellar also had one of those cards for McDonald's, because she had appeared in one of their commercials when she was a little girl.... but it was revoked after paparazzi caught her eating at another fast food place. lol

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u/SpaceCaboose Sep 24 '22

So McD’s thought she could only eat at their restaurant moving forward? That’s crazy haha

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u/Admiral_Donuts Sep 24 '22

I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' Jedi, who'll go to work on the Tusken here with a pair of fusioncutters and a lightsaber

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u/obi1kenobi1 Sep 24 '22

Time for Chad Vader to step up to the plate.

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u/the-truthseeker Sep 24 '22

The problem is just after James Earl Jones signed,

" I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further."

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u/Ozzdo Sep 24 '22

I thought the AI Vader voice in the Obi Wan show was pretty good. It works for a character like Vader, because his voice sounds mechanical and unemotional anyway. And even then, there were a few moments during Obi Wan where I could hear anger in the voice.

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u/someguy233 Sep 24 '22

Fuck, you knew it was gonna have to happen someday but it was impossible to tell prepared for it :(

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u/Damack363 Sep 24 '22

I hope they paid him a ton. I’ve enjoyed every film I’ve seen him in. I hope he made out really well on this.

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u/a_white_american_guy Sep 24 '22

I just need them to figure out a way to get darth vader to say “this is cnn” but make it feel natural to the story.

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u/tigojones Sep 24 '22

Make a Vader short where there's someone looking to join the Rebellion, and they have to meet someone at the rumored base of Sianen. It ends up being a trap, with Vader revealing at the end that the base had been bombarded and is nothing more than a smoking crater, and he says "THIS is Sianen!"

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u/boredandinsane Sep 24 '22

For Star Wars? Just make “C-N-N” the name of a bounty hunter droid.

Easy stuff. Make sure I get a screenwriting credit!

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u/MooseCentral1969 Sep 24 '22

Perhaps they learned from what they did to Robin Williams. Someone at disney pissed him off to the point that in his will he gave all rights to his voice for use as the Genie to his daughter so those hours of tapes with his voice acting they still have cants be used by them unless they suckup to his daughter in a big way. Thats a large mountain to climb.

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u/Worried-Page-6170 Sep 24 '22

prays for the first time in years Please do not let Chris Pratt voice Darth.

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u/CmMozzie Sep 24 '22

It will be Seth MacFarlane

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u/DC-DE Sep 24 '22

I'm okay with this if...

They paid him a ton.

They credit him by name, forever.

Each time they use his voice font or whatever you call it, a royalty is paid to either his eventual surviving family or a foundation of his choice, for the next 50 years.

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