Jones to rejoin the Force?
Actor, James Earl Jones, who played Darth Vader in the original trilogy, says he would love to be a part of any new Star Wars films.PT1M16S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2fatt 620 349 March 1, 2013
James Earl Jones says he would love to voice Darth Vader in a new Star Wars movie if given the opportunity.
Since Star Wars creator George Lucas sold his Lucasfilm empire to The Walt Disney Co for $US4.05 billion last year, three sequels have been announced as well as plans for spin-off movies focusing on specific characters.
Disney has not confirmed which characters these spin-offs would concentrate on, but Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC the standalone movies will be based on "great Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga".
If Darth Vader were to make a return, Jones says he would definitely be on board. Photo: Kate Geraghty
If Darth Vader were to make a return, Jones, who originally voiced the iconic character in Star Wars Episode IV, V and VI, said he would definitely be on board.
"Oh yeah, I would love to be a part of that," he told media in Sydney, while promoting the play Driving Miss Daisy.
"David Prowse would return in the costume and I would do the voice for David."
Disney has said the standalone films would be released during the six-year period of the new trilogy, starting in 2015 with Star Wars: Episode VII, with Star Trek director JJ Abrams taking the helm.
Jones likes the idea of making more Star Wars movies.
"It's money isn't it?" he said, getting laughs from the media.
"It's always a good idea. But George has left. George has gone onto something else."
Jones also spoke about what it meant to be a part of the Star Wars franchise, which first emerged with Episode IV: A New Hope back in 1977 and led to five more films.
"It was a rediscovery of film for young people especially and a genre we thought was lost with Tom Mix and Roy Rogers... but there it is again."