Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Weekend B.O. Oct.17-19 - How Did 'Dear White People' Do and What Might it Mean? Weekend B.O. Oct.17-19 - How Did 'Dear White People' Do and What Might it Mean? Donald Glover Adds to Growing Film Slate - Joins Cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller 'The Martian' Donald Glover Adds to Growing Film Slate - Joins Cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller 'The Martian' It All Started at a BSU Meeting: Justin Simien on 'Dear White People', Raven-Symoné, and the Black Art House (Interview) It All Started at a BSU Meeting: Justin Simien on 'Dear White People', Raven-Symoné, and the Black Art House (Interview) Warner Bros Reveals Details on Its 10 DC Comics Film Adaptations. Will Include a Cyborg Movie Starring Ray Fisher Warner Bros Reveals Details on Its 10 DC Comics Film Adaptations. Will Include a Cyborg Movie Starring Ray Fisher T.I. Teases His 'Ant-Man' Role - "I Play a Superhero's Homeboy" T.I. Teases His 'Ant-Man' Role - "I Play a Superhero's Homeboy" Lifetime Releases First FULL Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) Lifetime Releases First FULL Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) Steve McQueen Goes With Newcomer Devon Terrell to Play the Lead in His HBO Project Steve McQueen Goes With Newcomer Devon Terrell to Play the Lead in His HBO Project A Prequel To 'Gone With The Wind' Which Tells Mammy's Story Solely, Hits Bookstores Tomorrow (Movie Next?) A Prequel To 'Gone With The Wind' Which Tells Mammy's Story Solely, Hits Bookstores Tomorrow (Movie Next?) Sean Penn Puts Post-Earthquake Haiti In Focus In New Feature Doc 'Haiti Untold' - Now Streaming on Netflix Sean Penn Puts Post-Earthquake Haiti In Focus In New Feature Doc 'Haiti Untold' - Now Streaming on Netflix In Wake of 'Gotham' Controversy Comes 'Painted Down' - New Doc Chronicling Struggles & Hard Fought Victories of Black Stunt People In Wake of 'Gotham' Controversy Comes 'Painted Down' - New Doc Chronicling Struggles & Hard Fought Victories of Black Stunt People Rosario Dawson's 'Daredevil' Character Revealed + Vondie Curtis-Hall Joins Cast Rosario Dawson's 'Daredevil' Character Revealed + Vondie Curtis-Hall Joins Cast TV One Airs First-Ever Original, Scripted Work of Horror - Trilogy Titled 'The Fright Night Files' TV One Airs First-Ever Original, Scripted Work of Horror - Trilogy Titled 'The Fright Night Files' 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) ABC Is Making Changes To The Next-Day Online Availability Of Its Series ABC Is Making Changes To The Next-Day Online Availability Of Its Series Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

David Oyelowo Will Lend His Voice Talents To 'Star Wars: Rebels'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 23, 2013 at 4:25PM

The rumor that began circulating last week (courtesy of our friends at Latino Review), was that David Oyelowo and Michael B. Jordan had both met with director JJ Abrams regarding roles in the upcoming Star Wars franchise reboot.But maybe these meetings were for something else entirely - at least in Oyelowo's case - as The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Oyelowo is "in the process of being cast" as one of a handful of voice leads for, not Star Wars: Episode VII, but for Star Wars: Rebels, the CGI animated series that will air on Disney XD, in the fall of 2014.No word on what character Oyelowo's voice is in consideration for, but I should note that, this news doesn't necessarily mean that he isn't being considered for a role in Episode VII, the film, as well.Oyelowo would join Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum, all giving voice to characters in the animated series.The THR report doesn't state anything about Michael B. Jordan, however.At least 3 more Star Wars movies, plus individual movies based on characters from the Star Wars universe, plus individual TV series also based on characters from the Star Wars universe, are expected over the next 6 to 7 years.
1
David Oyelowo

The rumor that began circulating last week (courtesy of our friends at Latino Review), was that David Oyelowo and Michael B. Jordan had both met with director JJ Abrams regarding roles in the upcoming Star Wars franchise reboot.


But maybe these meetings were for something else entirely - at least in Oyelowo's case - as The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Oyelowo is "in the process of being cast" as one of a handful of voice leads for, not Star Wars: Episode VII, but for Star Wars: Rebels, the CGI animated series that will air on Disney XD, in the fall of 2014.

No word on what character Oyelowo's voice is in consideration for, but I should note that, this news doesn't necessarily mean that he isn't being considered for a role in Episode VII, the film, as well.

Oyelowo would join Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum, all giving voice to characters in the animated series.

The THR report doesn't state anything about Michael B. Jordan, however.

At least 3 more Star Wars movies, plus individual movies based on characters from the Star Wars universe, plus individual TV series also based on characters from the Star Wars universe, are expected over the next 6 to 7 years.

Oyelowo can currently be seen in Lee Daniels' The Butler.

Up next, look for him in Cynthia Mort's Nina Simone film; he's also attached to play Sugar Ray Robinson, signed up for an indie drama titled Nightingale, and will be reuniting with director Ava DuVernay to play MLK in Selma.

This article is related to: David Oyelowo, TV News


Shadow & ActNewsletter