Veteran voice actor and Star Wars stalwart Stephen Stanton is providing the voice of Obi-Wan "Old Ben" Kenobi on Star Wars Rebels, Lucasfilm Animation confirmed to Comicbook.com. The actor has been working with the Star Wars family since 2005, when he voiced the same character, Ben Kenobi, as well as Darth Maul in the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II.
In more recent (and canon) years, however, he's also made a lasting imprint on the Star Wars landscape already. Stanton voiced Mas Amedda and Admiral Tarkin, amongst several other smaller roles, on Star Wars: The Clone Wars for several years. He'd continue on as Grand Moff Tarkin on Star Wars Rebels, as well as assorted other voices on the series like the droid AP-5.
Stanton also voiced the older Ben Kenobi in Disney Infinity 3.0, showing off his mimicry of Sir Alec Guinness, who played the role in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
Most recently, Stanton's voice can be heard on the big screen, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. There, he voiced the pivotal role of Admiral Raddus, the Mon Calamari Admiral who goes to the aid of the Rogue One crew before anyone else, leading directly to their victory in the Battle of Scarif and the successful theft of the Death Star plans. Yes, that means he's been a guy stealing the plans, the guy who runs the station, and the Jedi who dies upon it. Quite the identity crisis for Mr. Stanton!
Old Ben Kenobi's debut on Star Wars Rebels will come this season, though the exact date or episode is as yet unknown. He showed up, with voiceover by Stanton saying "You're in the wrong place" in pitch-perfect Sir Alec, at the end of the Star Wars Rebels mid-season 3 trailer released today.
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