July 13, 2010 06:07:24 GMT
The third edition of the comedy series hires the heartthrob as the first identity of Vader, and a bunch of other actors as RC:SW and C3PO.
Zac Efron is going to aid Seth Green and Matthew Senreich in spoofing "Star Wars". The actor has joined "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III" as the voice of Anakin Skywalker who will later be known as Darth Vader.
Beside Efron, Donald Glover of "Community", Mike Henry of "The Cleveland Show" and Anthony Daniels from the original "Star Wars" films have also been added to the voice cast, the first two as RC:SW and the latest as C3PO. The new cast join the regulars which include Donald Faison, Rachael Leigh Cook and Adrianne Palicki among others.
"We're telling more of a linear story this time that covers the series from start to finish," Green revealed the basic plot. Senreich added, "We wanted to take the Star Wars universe and see if through the eyes of our Robot Chicken: Star Wars Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Gary the Stormtrooper. We'll still flip around the universe but we'll get a unique perspective from the bad guy side, from people who just want to rule the universe."
The new special will air December 12 on Adult Swim. This project may be discussed during Adult Swim panel at San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 23 at 4:30 P.M. room 6BCF.