distance star Wars His career spans over 45 years, and James Earl Jones is retiring as the voice of Darth Vader. Although the iconic villain has been credited with working on Disney + Obi-Wan Kenobi, his voice was created using artificial intelligence, a move signed by the actor himself. in a new piece in Vanity Fair On Friday, it was confirmed that Jones has approved the studio’s use of artificial intelligence. The move allows Lucasfilm and Disney to continue using the similarity of his voice in future projects via new technology without direct involvement from Jones.
“He mentioned that he was looking at ending this particular character,” Matthew Wood told the magazine. “So how do we move forward?” Jones is also credited with directing the voice of Vader in the series, and Wood has even described him as the “benevolent godfather”.
Suffice to say, fans of the franchise are upset about Jones’ retirement from a galaxy far, far away. Keep scrolling to see what they have to say.
James Earl Jones will retire from voicing Darth Vader after 45 years. His voice will still be used through archived recordings and generations of AI with his consent
One of the most legendary voices of all time, he came out with great fanfare in Kenobi. pic.twitter.com/glAPMlJalG
– TRAFON (Backup Account) (RiseFallNickBck) September 24, 2022
After 45 years, legendary James Earl Jones will be retiring from voicing Darth Vader, and it is undoubtedly one of his most iconic roles of all time.
Thank you, James, for your many years of giving your voice to one of the most famous and beloved characters in the history of cinema. pic.twitter.com/pIHpTVfrn6
– Sir Simon A. 🎹 (@BabyLamb5) September 24, 2022
If he’s okay with it
That’s all it needed to retire James Earl Jones and give them express permission to use his voice through archival work and artificial recreation. You’ll never see me grumble when they artificially recreate his voice either. If he’s okay with it, then I am. https://t.co/fArQ03II8E
– toonraider (ToonRaiderXD) September 23, 2022
James Earl Jones, owner of one of the most famous and famous cinematic voices of all time, has retired from voicing Darth Vader.
– Masahuindu (@MaceAhWindu) September 24, 2022
The Voice of Cinema’s greatest villain, James Earl Jones, has officially retired from voicing Darth Vader
– Okiro (@TheFirstOkiro) September 24, 2022