James Earl Jones Signs Over Rights to Darth Vader Voice

The 91-year-old says he wants to keep that voice alive and thanks to "AI" technology that is possible.

One of the most distinctive voices in film history is edging his way to retirement. James Earl Jones has signed over the rights to the voice of Darth Vader after nearly 40 years in the role. The 91-year-old says he wants to keep that voice alive and thanks to “AI” technology that is possible. Jones made his debut as the legendary villain in 1977 and has voiced the character throughout the franchise.