Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 December 2014
David Oyelowo Heads For Americanah
He'll co-star with Lupita Nyong'o
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
18 December 2015
A Most Violent Year
23 January 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Butler (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Jack Reacher (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Dog Eat Dog
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

David Oyelowo Up For Star Wars Rebels
Freddie Prinze Jr & more in talks

24 September 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

David Oyelowo Up For Star Wars Rebels
Photo: Adrian Green for Empire

Though the focus of everyone’s Star Wars interest is on Episode VII right now, the continuing small screen adventures for the sci-fi saga are still bubbling away. You might recall that news on TV ‘toon Star Wars Rebels was first announced at the Star Wars Celebration back in July, and it appears that it has moved into the casting stage, with David Oyelowo and Freddie Prinze Jr among those said to be in talks to lend their vocal talents to the show.

Rebels will take the place of The Clone Wars, with that show’s producer Dave Filoni having a hand in the new series. While we know it will be set somewhere between the events of Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope, the exact time frame is being kept under wraps. The only other real detail confirmed is that it’ll follow a group of kids on the run from the Empire (no relation) in a presumably stolen ship.

The Hollywood Reporter doesn’t specify whom Oyelowo and Prinze will be playing, only that they’re locking down deals alongside voice-over veterans Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum.

Oyelowo’s name cropped up recently in connection with that other Wars project too, on a list of rumored casting choices. Taking a role in Rebels that only requires his voice doesn’t preclude him from landing something in Episode VII, though it does make us wonder if this was the meeting he took.

In related Episode VII news, Den Of Geek dug up a casting call that appears to suggest that J.J. Abrams and co are on the hunt for a Wookie – or even someone to take over playing Chewbacca? Surely not the latter! Of course, knowing how tricky Abrams could be, so this could all be an elaborate game…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Common Will Run All Night
He's on for the Liam Neeson thriller
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)