According to Vanity Fair, James Earl Jones will step down from voicing Darth Vader in Star Wars. Prior to the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi earlier this year, he was a cast member of the series. Jones previously said he plans to step down from the role following the release of The Rise of Skywalker in 2019. The rights to the role have now been acquired by Lucasfilm and Ukrainian AI audio startup Respeecher. The inventor of the Respeecher, Alex Serdiu, revealed that Jones was replaced during the development of Obi-Wan Kenobi and stated:
“I can’t answer James Earl Jones with a yes or no.” Obi-Wan Kenobi is still hiding a lot of secrets. But when invading [of Ukraine] to begin with, we moved the data packets [for Obi-Wan Kenobi] to the Skywalker Sound.”
James Earl Jones is trending and I rightly said not today, Satan, not today. But that’s because he’s retiring as Darth Vader. The end of an era, but honestly, he has so many legendary roles and voices that he will last for many generations!
– Nelini🐺🐜 stamp (@NelStamp) September 24, 2022
Despite the fact that Jones has since dropped out of the role, Respeecher and Lucasfilm are said to be arranging for him to play Darth Vader again. The character was last seen during marketing for the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series, Andor. At the same time, Lucasfilm is slowly moving away from the plot of the Skywalker saga in its Disney+ films and series. This implies that Darth Vader may only play a small role in future releases.
James Earl Jones made a fortune from the Star Wars series.
James Earl Jones is a famous actor who has appeared in films, television shows and plays. He’s also won numerous awards, including three Tony Awards, a Grammy, and an Emmy. He has worked in the entertainment industry for many years. The 91-year-old’s net worth is estimated at around $40 million as of April 2023. His main source of income is his work as an actor and he has made a lot of money playing Darth Vader in Star Wars in 1977.
While starring in the film, James Earl Jones was apprehensive about his popularity. The celebrity received a percentage of the film’s gross after spending several hours in the studio recording her lines. Jones said he thinks it’s “good money” when it comes to being paid. However, with Star Wars grossing about $775 million at the box office, Jones lost a significant amount. Jones made his Broadway debut in 1957, followed by his film debut in Dr. Strangelove, a dark comedy that was released in 1964.
During the 1980s and 1990s, he starred in several financially successful films, including Conan the Barbarian, Matewan, Coming to America and The Lion King. He reprized the role of Mufasa in Jaffe Joffer’s 2019 film adaptation of The Lion King and its sequel Coming to America, Coming 2 America. He is also known for his stage plays, and among his most successful plays are Othello, Hamlet, Coriolanus, Ograde and others.