A Comedic Moment From George Lucas About James Earl Jones Voicing Darth Vader

Betcha didn’t know that James Earl Jones wasn’t George Lucas’ first choice to provide the iconic voice of the evil Darth Vader as production on Star Wars was about to get underway. Don’t take my word for it – listen to Lucas himself tell the tale in the video below!


At The Musical Celebration Of Broadway Honoring James Earl Jones at the Pierre Hotel in New York City on 2/2/15, director George Lucas made a special appearance to reveal that James Earl Jones wasn’t the first choice for the voice of Darth Vader. Here are the long lost audition videos…

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Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.