After today’s announcement that “The Clone Wars” will be wrapping up, James Arnold Taylor has posted a great response to this news, where he shares his thoughts on his time getting to play Obi Wan for the last decade, as well as giving a heartfelt thanks to all the cast and crew members he’s gotten to work with on the show, as well as to all us fans.
For those that watched and followed the show you know how much it means to the overall picture of Star Wars and it’s universe. It bridged a gap between the first three films and the second three (and I’m sure will affect the upcoming trilogy), it gave us back story on characters that were sometimes only seen and not heard, it had the essence and romance of episodes 4, 5 and 6 and the fast paced intricate story lines and action of the prequels, without going over the top or playing to any one age group or audience. It brought families together on Friday nights from everyday folks to big name celebrities that told me they watched religiously with their kids, it gave the first generation of Star Wars fans the chance to share their love of the franchise with their children, making new generations of fans, it regenerated past characters we’d thought we’d never see again (sometimes to this Jedi’s displeasure) and it even brought us new characters and new depths of understanding to our favorite ones. It was and is a crucial piece of the Star Wars universe and it will be greatly missed by myself and thousands upon thousands of fans across our galaxy.
Make sure you check out the rest of this great statement made by James Arnold Taylor in the link below.
James Arnold Taylor is truly one of the best voice actors in the business. I had the honor of meeting him back in 2010 at the Los Angeles Savage Opress screening, and it couldn’t have been a better experience for me, as he’s one of the nicest guys you could meet. His portrayal as Obi Wan Kenobi and his presence in the Star Wars community are things that will be remembered forever by Star Wars fans.