The voice behind Obi-Wan Kenobi in the animated series The Clone Wars, James Arnold Taylor, has confirmed that he recorded a line for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Sadly though his voice was replaced by Ewan McGregor who played Obi-Wan in the Star Wars prequels and Alec Guinness who played Obi-Wan in the original trilogy.
In the credits, it is Taylor who is credited as shouting Rey’s name during a key dream sequence, despite the other two voices being the ones used. Here is what he had to say on his Twitter account:
@t_betts94 yes, it was me originally but they replaced my version with Ewan. I guess if I'm gonna be replaced it should be him! 😀
— James Arnold Taylor (@JATactor) December 19, 2015
Frank Oz, reprised his role as Yoda in the dream sequence. In an interview with EW JJ Abrams said, ““He was incredibly generous and came in to Bad Robot, where we had a recording area, and he was doing Yoda, saying a number of lines we gave to him. This whole experience has been one outrageous moment after another. Just watching Frank Oz, you look at him and talk to him and his voice is very deep. I don’t know why I would have thought he sounded like Miss Piggy!”