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(Screen Rant)   Lord Vader retires, is immediately accused of using the Force to cheat at shuffleboard   (screenrant.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Darth Vader, Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Jedi, Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones  
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2022-09-24 3:06:51 AM  
This is a lightsaber through my heart. But you had a fantastic run, Sir.
 
2022-09-24 6:28:32 AM  
They'll just get Ving Rhames.  Everyone who hears Rhames in the Arby's ads thinks he's JEJ anyway.
 
2022-09-24 6:33:10 AM  
Darth Vader is Coming to America HD
Youtube DXze55Z2GuY
 
2022-09-24 6:57:40 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: They'll just get Ving Rhames.  Everyone who hears Rhames in the Arby's ads thinks he's JEJ anyway.


No. They have enough samples to just create anything they want him to say.
 
2022-09-24 7:06:00 AM  
To me he'll always be that black guy from the green mile
 
2022-09-24 7:12:01 AM  
I have altered the shuffleboard, pray I do not alter it further.
 
2022-09-24 7:24:39 AM  
I find your lack of bingo disturbing
 
2022-09-24 7:33:39 AM  
I find your lack of faith in my shuffleboard skills disturbing.
 
2022-09-24 8:39:17 AM  

greatgodyoshi: Pants full of macaroni!!: They'll just get Ving Rhames.  Everyone who hears Rhames in the Arby's ads thinks he's JEJ anyway.

No. They have enough samples to just create anything they want him to say.


He's finally more machine than man now.
 
2022-09-24 9:24:45 AM  
Okay, hear me out. John Goodman's dialogue as Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski, except it's performed by James Earl Jones as Darth Vader.
 
2022-09-24 9:25:50 AM  
I totally thought he'd drop dead during the making of Coming 2 America
 
2022-09-24 9:30:43 AM  
This strikes me more as an 'official' retirement.  In the Obi-wan series, Vader was already being voiced artificially, at least in comparison to the performance in Rogue One.

For a comparison on the quality of James Earl Jones's voice (no knock on him, age hopefully happens to us all) he sounds remarkably old in Rogue One.

Disney is already doing the artificial voices for young-adult Luke, since, (again understandably) current-age Mark Hamill does not sound like he did as a 20-something.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/09/darth-vaders-voice-emanated-from-war-torn-ukraine

https://www.respeecher.com/case-studies/respeecher-synthesized-younger-luke-skywalkers-voice-disneys-mandalorian
 
2022-09-24 10:12:50 AM  
"James Earl Jones has signed over his voice rights as Star Wars' Darth Vader"

Wait, he somehow owned the rights to DV's voice?  How the heck did that happen?  Did he get paid if someone else voiced DV because he didn't do any of the Lego, Cartoons, or games.  What about foreign dubbing?
 
2022-09-24 10:20:05 AM  

kyleaugustus: This strikes me more as an 'official' retirement.  In the Obi-wan series, Vader was already being voiced artificially, at least in comparison to the performance in Rogue One.

For a comparison on the quality of James Earl Jones's voice (no knock on him, age hopefully happens to us all) he sounds remarkably old in Rogue One.

Disney is already doing the artificial voices for young-adult Luke, since, (again understandably) current-age Mark Hamill does not sound like he did as a 20-something.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/09/darth-vaders-voice-emanated-from-war-torn-ukraine

https://www.respeecher.com/case-studies/respeecher-synthesized-younger-luke-skywalkers-voice-disneys-mandalorian


It's still morning on the east coast, you already made your "dick" quota.
 
2022-09-24 10:26:42 AM  
Nothing wrong with this. He's 91 years old and has earned all the mimosas he wants.
It's sad we'll never get the Vader/Thulsa Doom crossover I've always wanted, but what are you going to do?

/ "The Riddle ... of Khyber!"
 
2022-09-24 10:34:36 AM  
Vader Sessions
Youtube 6A0rwG39Jzk
 
2022-09-24 10:49:19 AM  
Darth Vader Being a Jerk, HD Special Edition
Youtube Rl6OjLH7W5k
 
2022-09-24 10:49:46 AM  
Vader Sessions 2
Youtube LcLX-9jdEAI
 
2022-09-24 11:36:51 AM  
I cannot dig it Mr Jones.

/you read that in short round's voice
//now you did
 
2022-09-24 11:55:49 AM  
I wonder if he said "I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further." when he told them he was out.
 
2022-09-24 12:28:22 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: "James Earl Jones has signed over his voice rights as Star Wars' Darth Vader"

Wait, he somehow owned the rights to DV's voice?  How the heck did that happen?  Did he get paid if someone else voiced DV because he didn't do any of the Lego, Cartoons, or games.  What about foreign dubbing?


No, he signed over the rights for them to use Respeecher to use James Earl Jones' voice.
 
2022-09-24 12:45:20 PM  

WilderKWight: [YouTube video: Darth Vader Being a Jerk, HD Special Edition]


That was a joke but the opening shot of the Star Destroyers was awesome
 
2022-09-24 1:08:22 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: "James Earl Jones has signed over his voice rights as Star Wars' Darth Vader"

Wait, he somehow owned the rights to DV's voice?  How the heck did that happen?  Did he get paid if someone else voiced DV because he didn't do any of the Lego, Cartoons, or games.  What about foreign dubbing?


Oh they could use another actor, but if they want the voice of JEJ they will have to pay JEJ (or his estate when he passes). Likewise they had to get permission to recreate Peter Cushing in R1.
 
2022-09-24 1:59:40 PM  

greatgodyoshi: Pants full of macaroni!!: They'll just get Ving Rhames.  Everyone who hears Rhames in the Arby's ads thinks he's JEJ anyway.

No. They have enough samples to just create anything they want him to say.


Nooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!
 
2022-09-24 2:55:14 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: They'll just get Ving Rhames.  Everyone who hears Rhames in the Arby's ads thinks he's JEJ anyway.


Do all black men sound the same to you?


I'm kidding. But despite both having big voices, they're pretty different in my opinion.
 
2022-09-24 2:56:09 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Oh they could use another actor, but if they want the voice of JEJ they will have to pay JEJ (or his estate when he passes).


Is there something wrong with that?
 
2022-09-24 3:30:07 PM  
I still can't believe the guy who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr ended up voicing Darth Vader
 
2022-09-24 4:08:07 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Pants full of macaroni!!: They'll just get Ving Rhames.  Everyone who hears Rhames in the Arby's ads thinks he's JEJ anyway.

Do all black men sound the same to you?


I'm kidding. But despite both having big voices, they're pretty different in my opinion.


I don't disagree.  They have different intonations and are pretty easy to tell apart when you hear them back to back.  But I do remember in the heyday of the Arby's ads having to correct people (even on Fark!) who thought it was JEJ doing the ads.
 
2022-09-24 6:29:03 PM  
When you put, "Given his age," in your article, it seems to me that at some point in there you should, you know, give his age.
 
2022-09-24 10:15:58 PM  

kyleaugustus: This strikes me more as an 'official' retirement.  In the Obi-wan series, Vader was already being voiced artificially, at least in comparison to the performance in Rogue One.

For a comparison on the quality of James Earl Jones's voice (no knock on him, age hopefully happens to us all) he sounds remarkably old in Rogue One.

Disney is already doing the artificial voices for young-adult Luke, since, (again understandably) current-age Mark Hamill does not sound like he did as a 20-something.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/09/darth-vaders-voice-emanated-from-war-torn-ukraine

https://www.respeecher.com/case-studies/respeecher-synthesized-younger-luke-skywalkers-voice-disneys-mandalorian


If anything I thought he sounded pretty good for his age in RO. As for Luke, for a long time Hamill himself said people should just call Bob Bergen if they wanted a young Luke, but even that's going back 20 years now
 
2022-09-25 12:36:43 AM  

knoxvelour: I still can't believe the guy who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr ended up voicing Darth Vader


I remember that time in Florida they got the names mixed up. Google tells me it was 20 years ago, and that he said it wasn't the first time it happened.

In the original trilogy, IIRC, he was just credited as James Jones.
 
2022-09-25 10:43:04 AM  
Vader hasn't sounded "right" since return of the Jedi.

This may actually cause improvement.
 
2022-09-25 11:06:15 AM  
I'd like a "Special" edition where they keep David Prowse's voice.
 
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