David Tennant to guest-voice on 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'
David Tennant is no stranger to taking on roles with a preexisting massive, nitpicky, obsessive fanbase: after all, he played Hamlet in 2009. Oh... and he also starred in a little series called 'Doctor Who' for five years.
Now, the handsome Brit with the speedy vocal delivery is giving life to a brilliant droid on Cartoon Network's hit series 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars.'
Huyang, the droid pictured above, is an ancient design that houses the schematics of every single lightsabre ever designed. Dave Filoni, Supervising Director on 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars,' was eager to find a way to get Tennant involved in the animated series: "When I heard the Doctor himself, David Tennant, was a fan of Star Wars I knew I had to find a way to get in contact with him to see if he would perform on [the show]. “I thought David was perfect for the part and he did not disappoint. He delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas."
'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' has proven its staying power, now amidst its fifth season on the Cartoon Network. A longtime network mainstay, the recent purchase of Lucasfilm by Disney seems to spell the end of 'The Clone Wars' appearance on CN; while the popular show will likely continue, logic dictates that any subsequent seasons will be moved to the Disney Channel.
Tennant's famous voice has previously been lent to animated characters including the character Spitelout in 2010's 'How to Train Your Dragon.' Catch a clip of Tennant's performance as Huyang in the sneak peak below!