Tom Baker joins Star Wars Rebels
Fourth Doctor Classic Series Doctor Tom Baker has been revealed to be playing a character in the latest animated spin-off series based on the Star Wars universe, Star Wars Rebels.
The actor’s character, which is called, The Bendu, appeared in the trailer, which will be for the third series, this trailer launched at yesterday’s Star Wars Celebration 2016 taking place at the ExCel Centre in London this weekend. The character is introduced by Baker in the trailer as:
“Jedi and Sith – the Light and the Dark – I’m the one in the middle, The Bendu.”
His involvement was summarised on the official Star Wars website as:
The Bendu is a new character that represents the center way of the Force. A concept that originally appeared in George Lucas’s earliest drafts, the Bendu, according to Filoni is a new type of Force user in the galaxy. The Bendu on Star Wars Rebels will be played by Doctor Who alum Tom Baker. “Tom charmed everyone in the room,” according to Filoni. “My wife included.”
The series is due to be broadcast on Disney XD later in the year with date and time to be confirmed.
Tom Baker isn’t the first Doctor to act in the Star Wars universe: David Tennant played Huyang in the animated series, The Clone Wars, during 2012, a role for which David won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program; and of course the alternative Doctor Peter Cushing starred in the very first Star Wars film back in 1977.
Source :: Doctor Who News