After the sad passing of Ian Abercrombie last year, fans have been wondering who will take over the role of Chancellor Palpatine in “The Clone Wars.” Well today over at the The Huffington Post, they were able to make the first exclusive announcement that actor Tim Curry will now be voicing Palpatine on “The Clone Wars,” beginning with this week’s episode “The Wrong Jedi.” Here is Dave Filoni on Tim Curry voicing Palpatine.
“We had an extensive search to find a new voice for Palpatine. It wasn’t just a matter of finding an actor who could to recreate lines from the films. We needed someone to deliver a performance that could stand alongside what Ian McDiarmid and Ian Abercrombie created as this legendary Star Wars character. At the end of the day, there is little question that bringing in an actor of Tim’s caliber was perfect for Chancellor Palpatine.”
You can check out the full article of this announcement in the link below.