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Sam Witwer’s Two-Part Interview in ‘Clone Wars Conversations’

James Arnold Taylor continues to publish insightful and informative content, and in a two-part interview for “Clone Wars Conversations,” he spoke with the illustrious and talented Sam Witwer.

Many remember him as Starkiller (or Galen Marek) from the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games, but many more will always remember him as the voice of Maul in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. He also lent his voice for roles such as Emperor Palpatine as well as The Son from the Mortis episodes.

During their part 1 conversation, Sam talked about:

  • Luke Skywalker being his favorite character growing up and how the audience viewed him during the start of his journey
  • Diving into the entertainment that helped inspire Star Wars
  • His initial thoughts about Star Wars: The Clone Wars and getting to play the part of The Son
  • The moments in which George Lucas gave them comments and feedback
  • Recording as The Son and fearing that it was too close to Starkiller and then incorporating other dark side Force users into the character’s voice
  • Him correcting Dave during one of their recordings for “Altar of Mortis”
  • Receiving the call from Filoni when it was time to bring Darth Maul back and learning about Maul’s first arc before recording
  • Performing with Ben Diskin and how he took a small character and made a memorable role
  • How storylines from The Clone Wars had been set up for a live-action series
  • The Star Wars: Clone Wars (Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars) micro-series
  • How The Clone Wars allowed exploration of the characters that couldn’t be done in the movies
  • How he felt so welcomed by the cast and crew
  • His experience at Star Wars Weekends and his initial thoughts about it

In part 2, they also talked about:

  • Their contributions to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and working alongside Matt Wood
  • Their experiences talking with Ben Burtt
  • His background in music and the album he published in 2006
  • How Star Wars: The Force Unleashed came to him, how David Collins played a role in that, and his audition process
  • The acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney and how The Clone Wars contributed to that
  • The character of Galen Marek in The Force Unleashed
  • The ongoing struggle between Maul and Obi-Wan and the conclusion that came about in Star Wars Rebels
  • How he was considered for the role of Kanan Jarrus in Rebels
  • The story in which he got hired for The Mist and how he got recognized for his role in Battlestar Galactica
  • His role in Being Human and how that show ended as well as how Star Wars Rebels is ending with season four
  • His final episodes as Maul in The Clone Wars and memories recording with the cast

As always, the episode features art by Joe Hogan.

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Part 2:

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About JM (1000 Articles)
Content creator of The Wookiee Gunner. Podcasts: @RebelsChat, @GalacticFashion, @Team_Kanan, and @StarScavengers. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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