IGN talks Star Wars with Sam Witwer

February 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Posted in Interview, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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IGN posted an interview with voice actor Sam Witwer covering his work as Darth Maul in The Empire Strikes OutThe Clone Wars, and the Brisk Tea commercials, plus his work on The Force Unleashed.

Speaking of the “I’m So Awesome” song, I also heard that you totally improvised that scene, which is pretty hysterical. Was there a lot of improv in the recording room, or was that just one of those spur-of-the-moment-type things?

Sam Witwer: First, I want to give credit to our director Guy Vasilovich — great guy. He was like, “Listen, when he comes in, can he be singing something?” So I started singing Star Wars tunes, and then he said, “Wait, do you know ‘Duel of the Fates?'” I was like, “Of course!” So we were both in it together. Once one of us came up with one idea, the other one was like, “Yeah, yeah, yeah!” I just remember we were laughing our asses off. We were really enjoying it. The cool thing is, Star Wars is such a kid-friendly franchise, and this is another fun way to bring fans to the series. The LEGO franchise has been so ridiculously successful with all of the video games that they’ve been doing. The fact that those games are just as much fun for adults as they are for kids is really a testament to their design work, but also to the weird, bizarre, chocolate-and-peanut-butter marriage between LEGO and Star Wars. I do not claim to understand that. All I know is that it works, and it’s always worked for me — but I don’t know why. I don’t know what the hell it is about LEGO that seems to lend itself to Star Wars and vice versa.

Sam also had some pretty cool comments about the last few episodes of The Clone Wars as well as the fate of Darth Maul (hint: he won’t be dying anytime soon). You’ll definitely want to check it out. You can read the full interview here.

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