Star Wars: this actor from The Dark Knight almost played in the prelogy
You thought there was no connection between a lightsaber and a bat? Think again ! An actor from The Dark Knight almost starred in the Star Wars prequel. We tell you that!
The Star Wars galaxy has its share of famous characters, but also improbable cameos. Recently, we could hear Zach Braff (Scrubs) provide voice acting in an episode of the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries, currently streaming on Disney+. It was on the big screen that a very famous actor from The Dark Knight trilogy could have made a little more remarkable entry into a galaxy far, far away. This anecdote takes us back to the mid-2000s when George Lucas was directing the last part of his prelogy alongside Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen.
During Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi confronts General Grievous, commander-in-chief of the droid army of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. This powerful cyborg, Gary Oldman could well have lent him his voice. A revelation made by the interpreter of Commissioner Gordon in the trilogy The Dark Knight at the microphone of the podcast Happy Sad Confused. According to Oldman, the project was scrapped due to “union and non-union issues“, the sequences featuring Grievous having been shot in part in Australia. The actor is delighted today to have had the opportunity to work a little with George Lucas, a “tremidable” director whose path he never crossed again.
Gary Oldman, from Star Wars to The Dark Knight
Gary Oldman ousted, role of General Grievous finally landed by Lucasfilm sound engineer Matthew Wood. The technician again lent his voice to the cyborg for the needs of The Clone Wars, when the series was broadcast on Cartoon Network, in addition to a handful of video games. Gary Oldman has joined other franchises alongside Star Wars. We have come across him in particular in Harry Potter (2004-2011), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Planet of the Apes: The Clash em> (2014). Oldman will reunite with the director of The Dark Knight trilogy next year for the biopic Oppenheimer.