Amid all of the casting rumors surrounding Star Wars these days, it’s hard to pick out what’s true and what’s not. But we finally have some serious news to report out of Disney and Lucasfilm as two high profile actors are in the final stages of joining the Star Wars family.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actors Freddie Prinze Jr. and David Oyelowo are in the process of being cast in not Star Wars Episode VII but Star Wars: Rebels.
THR/HeatVision has learned that David Oyelowo, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum are in the process of being cast as the voice leads for the series, which will make its debut in fall 2014.
Little is known about the series other than it is set during the time period between the two trilogies, as the Empire expanded its reach and Luke Skywalker was growing up on Tatooine.
Now while this seems like news for just those looking forward to the animated show Star Wars: Rebels, the involvement of both actors could extend beyond animation and into live action roles given how expansive Disney’s plans for Star Wars are.
Star Wars: Rebels is set to premiere in Disney XD in the fall of 2014 and will pick up where the brilliant yet cancelled Star Wars: Clone Wars left off. Not much is known about the roles for either actor but keep an open mind when it comes to how else these actors will be used in the whole of the new Star Wars universe.