Earl Jones Won’t Return For New “Star Wars”

James Earl Jones, the man behind the voice of iconic sci-fi villain Darth Vader, claims he is done with the character.

Variety asked Jones about the possibility of reprising the character in further “Star Wars” films, some of the stand alone spin-offs for example might be set pre-“Return of the Jedi”. He responded:

“Oh no. I’ve got no illusions that I will or even hankerings to be in them, but I’m very proud to have been part of the original.”

Will he go and see the new “Star Wars: Episode VII”?

“Perhaps. I have no idea where they’ll go with it, but I hope they sustain the success of the first ones and do it well.”