David Tennant To Guest On 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'
Doctor Who will be traveling to a different galaxy this Saturday. David Tennant, who played the eponymous character on the BBC science fiction show Doctor Who from 2005-2010, is guest-starring in a three episode arc on the Star Wars animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Tennant, 41, will play Huyang, a droid knowledgeable on the construction and use of light sabers, which makes him a particularly fascinating figure for all of the young Jedi in training.
“I thought David was perfect for the part and he did not disappoint,” Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni told EW. “He delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas.”
Tennant, who has worked extensively in film, television and theater, has found a niche doing voice-over work. Most recently he voiced Charles Darwin in the stop-motion animated feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits!. Tennant also had a role in the wildly successful 2010 animation film How to Train Your Dragon, where he played Spitelout, the father to Jonah Hill's character Snotlout.
See Tennant as Huyang below in the episode’s preview, “A Test of Strength,” set to air on Cartoon Network, Saturday, November 10th, at 9:30 p.m. EST.