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Chalk this up as just another great reason to be watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars, if you’re not already. The series is already gaining some major buzz by bringing Darth Maul back from the dead and now they’re adding another geek icon to their ranks, Simon Pegg. That’s right, Scotty is switching teams. Pegg will be lending his voice to the bounty hunter, Dengar, last seen in The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars has such an expansive universe full of so many interesting characters it’s awesome when those lesser known are given a chance to shine on Clone Wars. In fact it’s one of the best things to come from the animated series. “Dengar is one of the elite, ” Pegg said of the character, appearing in the episode “Bounty”, “If you’re on Darth Vader’s bounty-hunter speed dial, you are the best in the galaxy.” “Bounty” will find Dengar teaming up with Boba Fett, Bossk, and Asajj Ventress, who’s turned bounty hunter after Grievous attacked and killed almost all of her fellow Nightsisters.

Here’s a clip, which is sadly un-embeddable, but if you click the image you’ll be linked.

I think Pegg’s voice is a perfect fit for Dengar, what do you think?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Category: TV

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