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Saturday, 25 February 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: DANGEROUS DENGAR!


On the main deck of the Super Star Destroyer Executor, the nefarious bounty hunter Dengar is ready to receive his next assignment from Darth Vader: to find the Millennium Falcon.

Played in EMPIRE (and possibly for a brief visual cameo in JEDI, too) by the late British actor/stand-in Moray Bush (who also occasionally doubled/stood-in for Dave Prowse and was Darth Vader's feet trampling the cloak of the 'dead' Obi-Wan during the original filming of STAR WARS), the character has made lots of appearances in the Expanded Universe of comics, but now, finally, makes an animated appearance in next week's THE CLONE WARS episode Bounty, alongside the return of a shaven headed Boba Fett and the Trandoshan Bossk, alongside Asajj Ventress. Oh, and Dengar's got a British accent! Who knew?!

CLONE WARS clip: The Clone Wars Ep. 4.20 "Bounty" Preview - YouTube



UPDATE/OPINION: In a piece of pure stunt casting, Simon Pegg will be providing the voice of Dengar in the episode cameo. In my book it's an incredible piece of hypocrisy, especially from the actor, considering how vocal he's been in his hatred for the Prequel Trilogy: now he's appearing in a Prequel Era set animated series! Is this some kind of alternate universe work ethic? Perhaps if I burn all my STAR WARS collection I'll be able to work for LUCASFILM!

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