When Ian Abercrombie, the voice of Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious on Star Wars: The Clone Wars passed away last year fans were not only saddened by the news, but concerned on who might replace that iconic voice and fill that important role. Abercrombie had already recorded many upcoming, un-aired episodes so the producers had some time to find the right voice to complete this Star Wars puzzle.
The news was just announced that Tim Curry has taken on the voice role of Palpatine and Sidious. We’ve all enjoyed Curry’s talented comedic work in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and learned to fear clowns and large spiders in his work on Stephen King’s IT.
Bryan Young over at Big Shiney Robot broke the news:
Over the weekend, a small screening event was held for the season finale at the Presidio headquarters of Lucasfilm and I was asked to be there in attendance. There, at the screening, during the final episode of the arc, Tim Curry made his debut in the Star Wars galaxy. You can see an exclusive clip of him in the role on Saturday’s season finale:
The clip from the episode above airs this Saturday, double check your DVR just to be safe. What do you think of this casting news. Curry is not new to the voice acting business, he’s played many roles from other animated shows like Volton and Transformers. Was Curry even on your radar as a possibility for the role?
Via: Big Shiny Robot