LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga looks set to be the biggest gaming adventure in the galaxy far, far away yet. Not only will the open-world epic cover all nine blockbuster episodes in the saga for the first time yet, but it will allow players to explore 24 iconic planets, all while playing as around 300 different characters.
Despite adapting nine existing films, the AAA game will feature newly-recorded dialogue, as opposed to pulling directly from the saga. Gamers will be able to disable dialogue for the classic experience with "Mumble Mode," allowing players to experience the title through the grunting humor of classic LEGO games.
Over the years, Star Wars has built up a stellar cast of vocal talent to fill in for its legendary big-screen actors in animated and gaming projects. As the release of The Skywalker Saga moves nearer, several returning actors have finally been revealed.
LEGO Star Wars Confirms Returning Voice Actors
YouTuber Ashnflash recently received early access to a demo of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and revealed new details about the game, including confirmation of eight returning voice actors.
Matt Lanter and James Arnold Taylor will be reprising their The Clone Wars roles as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, respectively.
Count Dooku will be voiced by Corey Burton, who previously portrayed the Sith villain in The Clone Wars, but he most recently voiced Cad Bane in The Book of Boba Fett.
Tom Kane - who recently retired from voice acting after suffering a stroke - will once again be playing Yoda and Qui-Gon Jinn as he has many times in the past for LEGO specials and other projects.
Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams will tackle their live-action Star Wars roles once again as they return to voice C-3PO and Lando Calrissian.
Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars actor Matthew Wood will put the legendary robotic voice of the Battle Droids and Separatist General Grievous.
Having played the role in The Clone Wars, Rebels, and Solo, Sam Witwer will voice Darth Maul once again, as well as Emperor Palpatine.
Star Wars Holds Onto Its Vocal Talent
After two successful animated series, years of video games, and several LEGO specials, Star Wars has built a stellar cast of vocal talent to fill in for its big-screen talents. Voices like Lanter and Taylor have to some extent become just as synonymous with their Jedi heroes as Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor.
Although it's exciting to hear that several of the live-action cast will be putting the voice to their iconic galactic heroes once again, as Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams play C-3PO and Lando. Perhaps more actors will return to voice their original roles, such as John Boyega, who recently took his talents to Battlefront 2 to play Finn once more.
The Skywalker Saga will adapt all nine films in the legendary franchise and interestingly be featuring newly-recorded voice lines as opposed to pulling from the blockbusters themselves. But with an entire galaxy of heroes and villains to cast, the announced actors are just the tip of the iceberg.
While Ashnflash only noted a select few names of returning actors, he did note that all the impressionist talent did an excellent job of replicating their big-screen counterparts.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga releases on April 5, 2022 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.