Tim Curry takes over 'Clone Wars' Palpatine role

Cartoon Network's series 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' is doing a great job of tiding fans of the franchise over until 2015's episode VII. The animated show is covering the three-year period between the second and third episodes of the film saga, going really in-depth on both the physical and political struggles that the films only hinted at occurring. 

Of course, the series hasn't managed to retain any of the same actors. The role of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, for instance, was played by Ian McDermid in the film series, but up until recently, the role was voiced by veteran actor Ian Abercrombie. Abercrombie's death in January left the role unoccupied, however. 

It was announced on Friday that the role had been filled, however, by another legendary name. Actor Tim Curry, best known for his role as Dr. Frank N. Furter in the cult classic film Rocky Horror Picture Show, will voice the secretly evil Sith lord for the remainder of the series. 

As Abercrombie did not finish recording lines for the current season, Curry (also known for playing the horrifying Pennywise the Clown in the television adaptation of Stephen King's 'It') will make his debut on the series in this Saturday's season finale, "The Wrong Jedi." 

What do you think? Is Curry the right choice for Palpatine? 


- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
- Tim Curry
- Cartoon Network

Written by: mcpherson
Mar 1st, 2013, 4:57 pm


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Message Posted On Mar 1st, 2013, 6:54 pm

Wow - that will be amazing... I've been wondering what they were going to do with the role, especially considering the character has been coming up more and more recently.

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