The Voices Of The Force Awakens
A new Star Wars.com article reveals some familiar voice actors and new easter eggs.
Some may have noticed some familiar voices in The Force Awakens. In the latest article from the official Star Wars site, we get to know the faces behind those lines.
Fans of the Star Wars TV shows Star Wars: Rebels and The Clone Wars may have already guessed it, Sam Witwer (Emperor Palpatine) and James Arnold Taylor(Obi Wan Kenobi) lend their voices.
Stormtrooper: “Check over there.” “Fan out!” “Copy that, 1138.” — James Arnold Taylor and Sam Witwer
Interesting note: the number 1138 is a nod to George Lucas who had this number in all his films.
Another Easter Egg can be found in the night scene with BB-8 and the red eyed alien.
@JadBean That is a nightwatcher worm, though it also known as an "Arconan nightmare," so make of that what you will.
— Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) January 11, 2016
Red Eyed Sand Alien (watching BB-8 roll away): “Kojima.”
Definitely a reference for Hideo Kojima, the genius game designer behind Metal Gear Solid.
Matt Lanter, Anakin Skylwaker in The Clone Wars, played a Stormtrooper at Maz Kanata’s Castle.
Stormtrooper (radio prompts Rey to first see trooper): “FN-417, hold position.” — Matt Lanter
And even Kevin Smith was part of the gang.
Stormtrooper (reacts to incoming Resistance fighters): “We have incoming at 28.6! Move!” — Kevin Smith
The Stormtrooper that faced the TRAITOR was voiced by David Acord, a Sound Designer at Lucasfilm.
And officially confirmed: the T-16, mentioned in A New Hope, got its follow-up model
Stormtroopers (as Rey sneaks out toward ledge): “You checked out the new T-17s? The T-17s, as far as I can tell, are a great improvement. Yeah, that’s what they tell you, but believe me, they don’t hold up. They don’t? No…” — David Collins and Sam Witwer
Pip Anderson had a speaking role at the Battle of Takodana. It was often rumored he was the guy that left the bloody fingerprints on Finn’s helmet.
Stormtrooper (into comlink): “Request air support!” — Pip Anderson
Read the full article by Star Wars.com including IMDB links here.