There have been a lot of huge, jaw-dropping announcements in the “Star Wars” universe lately, so why not one more?
David Tennant, known to a lot of people as the 10th Doctor on the long-running BBC series “Doctor Who,” is about to make his debut in the “Star Wars” universe.
Tennant will lend his voice to this Saturday’s episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” on Cartoon Network, playing Huyang, a droid who works for the Jedis, overseeing the construction of lightsabers.
And this isn’t just a one-shot deal. The character will appear in the two subsequent episodes following this weekend’s debut.
According to “Clone Wars” supervising director, Dave Filoni, once he learned that Tennant was a big fan of “Star Wars,” he knew he needed to get “The Doctor” to do a voice on the series. In a statement, Filoni said, “[Tennant] delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas.”
“The Clone Wars” has played host to a major science fiction crossover before. In its first season, the series used George Takei as a guest voice — it was the first time a member of the “Star Trek” cast had made an appearance in a “Star Wars” property.
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