If the latest reports are anything to go by, fans will get the chance to step into the shoes of an iconic character in the highly-anticipated shooter sequel, Star Wars: Battlefront 2.
Electronic Arts is keeping Star Wars: Battlefront 2 details to a minimum with regards to the characters that will be on the roster. At the moment, the only confirmed ones are Yoda, Darth Maul, Kylo Ren and Rey.
Many fans are hoping to see Obi-Wan Kenobi in the game as well. However, James Arnold Taylor, the voice actor for the character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, revealed something that might disappoint them.
When asked whether or not he will be part of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 to provide the voice of Obi-Wan in the game, here is what he had to say.
“Not that I would not love to voice him. I’ve just not been asked so perhaps they are going in different direction.”
While this does not bode well with regards to the inclusion of the version of Obi-Wan in Star Wars: The Clone Wars era, this does not necessarily mean he will not be in Star Wars: Battlefront 2.
Star Wars watcher and YouTuber Star Wars HQ points out that Obi-Wan is too big of a character in the franchise to be left out of the shooter. In addition, concept art for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 featured his Delta-7 starfighter flying over Jango’s Slave I ship, which hinted at his participation.
This means that Obi-Wan is still likely going to be in Star Wars: Battlefront 2. As to why Taylor has yet to get the call from Electronic Arts, Star Wars HQ says that the studio may have chosen to schedule the voice work for the character at a later date to be added in the final phase of the production.
However, the YouTuber also suggested the possibility that Ewan McGregor, who played the character in the Star Wars prequels, might be the one brought on board to do the voice.
This will certainly increase the hype around the game and also around the long-rumored Obi-Wan movie spinoff; in which the actor has also expressed an interest in taking part. Many fans would definitely love to see him take on the role again in Star Wars: Battlefront 2.
As far as voice work, McGregor already did some as Obi-Wan for a sequence in Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens, so it would not be much of a stretch for him to do the same in the game.
Star Wars HQ also suggested that if the young Obi-Wan would not be in Star Wars: Battlefront 2, the older version of the character could be included instead. This means that EA could go for Stephen Stanton, who voiced Ben Kenobi in Star Wars: Rebels.
Stanton has been sharing a lot of Star Wars stuff on his Twitter from The Last Jedi to Battlefront 2, but this does not guarantee his participation as he appears to just simply love spreading the word about the franchise.
In related news, actor Sam Witwer has hinted in a recent live stream that he provided the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (he was the voice of the character in Star Wars: Rebels). He played coy when answering the question about his involvement in the game.
“Am I voicing Darth Maul in Battlefront 2? Why would I voice Darth Maul in Battlefront 2? That’s so crazy. I supposed they could get someone to voice him for Battlefront  right? I could do it… who knows? Maybe I already did. I’m sorry guys, I can’t answer these questions.”
Witwer not only voiced Darth Maul in the animated series, but he was also the man behind Emperor Palpatine both in the 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront game and Star Wars: Rebels.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will be released on November 17. More information about it is expected to be revealed next month at EA Play.
[Featured Image by Disney and Lucasfilm Animation]