Bryce Dallas Howard Is Joining Another Star Wars Series
Bryce Dallas Howard has joined another Star Wars project, this time, providing the voice of Yaddle the Jedi Master in the animated series Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi.
Actress and director Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) is making herself at home in the Star Wars universe. After directing episodes of both The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett for Disney+, Howard is moving from behind the camera to in front of the microphone, as she revealed via Twitter that she will voice Jedi Council member Yaddle in the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi animated series, which premiered today on the Disney+ streaming service, according to Variety. The series, an animated anthology set within the Star Wars universe, will focus primarily on Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku in its first season of six shorts.
If Yaddle seems vaguely familiar, it’s because the character had a brief appearance in 1999’s Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, as a member of the Jedi Council. Fans took notice of the character, as she appears to be a female from Yoda’s species, which has never been identified and did not speak, so Bryce Dallas Howard could easily assume the role. Lately, there’s even been wild speculation and fan theories Yaddle may be the mother (with Yoda) of Grogu, as it appears their species is quite rare, and “Baby Yoda” has a strong connection to the Force.
A short time ago, Bryce Dallas Howard took to Twitter once again, sharing a screenshot from an episode featuring Yaddle wielding her lightsaber. “I HAD to post Yaddle’s lightsaber picture,” she commented in the tweet.
Howard directed two episodes of The Mandalorian, including Chapter 4: Sanctuary, a fan-favorite episode that featured a repurposed Scout Walker and the first appearance of Cara Dune (played by Gina Carano). She directed an episode of The Book of Boba Fett last year, and earlier this year, Giant Freakin Robot reported exclusively that she was in talks to direct another Star Wars project, which has yet to be identified.
Star Wars has become a bit of a Howard family tradition. Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, Bryce Dallas Howard’s father, directed the anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story, after original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the project.
Bryce Dallas Howard continues to act, most notably in the Jurassic World trilogy of films, which just concluded with the release this summer of Jurassic World: Dominion. She made headlines when she revealed that he was asked by the studio to lose weight prior to the third film, for the physically demanding role. She also revealed that director Colin Trevorrow and Chris Pratt defended the mother of two against those demands.
As for the future, Bryce Dallas Howard hasn’t ruled out a return to Marvel films. She appeared as Gwen Stacy in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 in 2007 and recently said she would love to revisit the character, which is possible now, thanks to the Multiverse.
Howard joins other Star Wars alums in Tales of the Jedi, including Liam Neeson, who is returning as Qui Gon Jinn, and Ashley Eckstein, who has voiced Ahsoka since the original Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated movie in 2008.