Many will always picture Elijah Wood (‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’,’The Last Witch Hunter’) as the star of a certain fantasy movie and now he’s set to star in another epic series that takes place in a galaxy far, far away. Yes, folks, Wood is going to appear in the “Star Wars” franchise. The famed actor won’t be making a live-action appearance, though, as he is slated to voice a character in the upcoming series ‘Star Wars Resistance.’ From ‘TRON: Uprising’ to ‘Family Guy,’ Wood is no stranger to doing voice work and it doesn’t sound like this will be an ongoing role that the actor will need to commit to.
Wood is set to voice Jace Rucklin in the fourth episode of the upcoming series titled “Fuel for the Fire.”
We don’t know exactly how his character will be involved quite yet, but the synopsis for the episode is:
Episode 104: “Fuel for the Fire”
Kaz befriends a sky racer named Rucklin who pressures him to take some rare and dangerous hyperfuel hidden in Yeager’s office.
* Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) guest stars as Jace Rucklin.
We’ll have to wait and see if Rucklin ends up as a friend or foe to Kaz though with only a single appearance on the books so far I wouldn’t expect to see a lasting friendship develop here.
Are you looking forward to hearing Elijah Wood join the world of “Star Wars”? Do you feel that he might return in another episode of ‘Star Wars Resistance’ down the line? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Star Wars Resistance,” a new animated adventure series set before the events of “The Force Awakens,” follows Kazuda Xiono (“Kaz”), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance’s Poe Dameron and BB-8 and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. While undercover aboard The Colossus, a massive aircraft re-fueling platform on an outer rim water planet, Kaz works as a mechanic and lives with Poe’s long-time friend Yeager – a veteran pilot who operates a starship repair shop run by his crew: Tam, Neeku and their old battered astromech droid, Bucket. In his quest to become the best pilot in the galaxy, Kaz’s journey with his new friend BB-8 finds him facing off against stormtroopers and pirates all the while struggling to maintain his secret mission from his newfound family.
‘Star Wars Resistance’ will debut on Disney Channel on October 7th, 2018!
Source: Heroic Hollywood