‘Star Wars Rebels’ Sets Grand Moff Tarkin to Appear, Peter Cushing Still Dead
Disney’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ has conjured quite a bit of Original Trilogy magic with appearances from franchise stars Billy Dee Williams, Frank Oz and James Earl Jones, and now yet another ‘Star Wars’ classic will grace the ‘Rebels.’ Recognize the foul stench of Grand Moff Tarkin in new clips and photos from this coming Monday’s ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ “Call to Action!”
Per Entertainment Weekly, the famed ‘A New Hope’ character will appear in all his cheek-boned glory on Monday’s “Call to Action” installment, voiced by Stephen Stanton, as continued from ‘The Clone Wars.’ The future Death Star dust cloud drops by Lothal to quell the insurgent activity interfering with the Empire’s industrial plans for the galaxy, simultaneously downplaying his underlings’ claim that any Jedi could have survived Order 66.
Tarkin marks the latest major ‘Star Wars’ trilogy character to resurface on Disney’s ‘Rebels,’ following appearances from Lando Calrissian, Yoda, Darth Vader, C-3PO and R2-D2. Unlike the other reprisals however, Tarkin’s original portrayer Peter Cushing died in 1994. Still, Stanton fills the role quite nicely.
You can check out both clips of Tarkin’s return from Monday’s “Call to Action” above and below, as well as a first-look photo below, and tell us which original ‘Star Wars’ character you want to see join the ‘Rebels’ next!