Bryce Dallas Howard joins the next step in the animated Star Wars saga, Tales of the Jedi, voicing mysterious Jedi master Yaddle. Tales of the Jedi will consist of six shorts split between two storylines, with one centering on the life of Ahsoka Tano and the other focusing on the early days of Count Dooku. The show also promises to bring many faces back to the animated franchise, including fan favorites like Mace Windu and more obscure Star Wars characters like Tera Sinube.
Howard is perhaps best known for her time in the Jurassic World franchise, starring as series lead Claire Dearing. Despite her diverse acting catalog, Howard is also an accomplished director – and no stranger to the Star Wars universe. She has previously directed episodes of The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian and is already confirmed to be returning to direct an episode of the latters upcoming season 3. Thanks to her franchise popularity, fans have also been petitioning for Howard to direct her own Star Wars movie, something the director has also expressed interest in.
While a film doesn’t appear to be on the cards anytime soon, Howard’s return to the Star Wars franchise appears closer than previously thought. Taking to Twitter, Howard has confirmed she will voice Jedi Master Yaddle in the upcoming animated series Tales of the Jedi. Howard also took time to thank Dave Filoni, thanking him for making « this dream come true ». Check out the Tweet above.
Yaddle remains one of the most mysterious Star Wars characters, with interest surrounding the Jedi Master only increasing thanks to the introduction of Grogu in The Mandalorian. The same species as Grogu and Yoda, Yaddle has received very little screentime over the years, appearing as part of the Jedi Council in The Phantom Menace only to be replaced by fellow Jedi Master Shaak-Ti in The Attack of the Clones. While set to appear in Phase 2 of The High Republic book series, Yaddle’s appearance in Tales of the Jedi could help fill some of the gaps left in Yaddle’s later years, particularly that of the Prequel movie timeline. Yaddle remains one of the least-developed members of the Jedi Council, but as teased in the Tales of the Jedi trailer, the show will feature the Jedi Master fighting Dooku, so the outcome of this battle could help explain why Yaddle disappeared so suddenly from Star Wars canon.
Howard is slowly establishing herself as Star Wars royalty, and seeing how excited she is to play such an obscure character will no doubt bring joy to the franchise’s fanbase. Although the series is only a mere six shorts long, If the success of its contemporary series like The Clone Wars and Rebels is anything to go by, there’s always hope that more Jedi-based episodes make their way to screens in the future. With the whole series of Tales of the Jedi set to drop tomorrow, there’s not long to wait to find out just how much of Yaddle’s mysterious character will be unfolded.
Source: Bryce Dallas Howard/Twitter
Meet Yaddle in #TalesOfTheJedi — voiced by me *squeal* — streaming this Wednesday, October 26 only on @DisneyPlus. Thank you @dave_filoni for making this dream come true \ud83d\udcab #StarWars @TheCloneWars pic.twitter.com/oYERidKuhV— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) October 25, 2022