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Zac Efron Will Join the Dark Side in Third 'Robot Chicken: Star Wars' Special

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 13th 2010 9:40AM
Zac EfronThe Force is strong with Zac Efron: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 'High School Musical' dreamboat has surrendered to the Dark Side and signed on to lend his golden vocal cords to the third 'Robot Chicken' 'Star Wars' special, imaginatively titled 'Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III'.

A previous 'Chicken' alum, Efron will join 'Star Wars' staple Anthony Daniels (C3PO), 'Community' star Donald Glover and 'The Cleveland Show' regular Mike Henry in their 'Robot Chicken' debuts, while Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) will return to reprise their roles from the movies and previous 'RC' specials.
As with their other 'Star Wars' specials, the 'Robot Chicken' gang intend to spoof all aspects of the iconic George Lucas universe, but 'RC' co-creator Seth Green says that they intend to tell "a more linear story" this time around, one that "covers the series from start to finish."

"We wanted to take the 'Star Wars' universe and see if through the eyes of our 'Robot Chicken: Star Wars' Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Gary the Stormtrooper," adds co-creator Matthew Senreich. "We'll still flip around the universe but we'll get a unique perspective from the bad guy side, from people who just want to rule the universe."

We can practically hear the Imperial March already -- just as long as it's not remixed with 'We're All In This Together.' (Sidebar: Efron's not the only 'HSM' star to guest on 'Chicken' -- his on and off-screen girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, appeared in the season 4 episode, 'Especially the Animal Keith Crofford!')

'Episode III' will premiere Dec. 12 on Adult Swim.

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