Look who's gone from Being Human to being Darth Maul

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Dec 15, 2012

A few days ago, we brought you the awesome news that Star Wars fan favorite Darth Maul was being brought back from the ''dead'' for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. If that wasn't cool enough, we just learned who's been tapped to voice the legendary Sith lord.

Being Human's Sam Witwer.

Yep, you heard right. Funny thing is, Witwer is truly no stranger to the Star Wars Universe—and to using the Force—at all.

The news comes from Nuke the Fridge, which reports:

Witwer is an experienced actor who has appeared in such television shows as C.S.I., Dexter, Being Human, Dark Angel, JAG, Battlestar Galactica, and Smallville. He is no stranger to the Star Wars Universe either. Witwer has done extensive voice work on Star Wars The Force Unleashed 1 & 2, and the Ultimate Sith Edition video games, and he has also voiced the part of 'The Son' on Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series.

Those who've played Force Unleashed will know that Witwer was one of the best things about those two games (especially the first one). The actor managed to create in Starkiller—Darth Vader's secret apprentice—a great character who fans learned to love and root for.

What do you think of this casting news? Do you think Sam Witwer has the chops to bring the perfect mix of menace and coolness to Darth Maul?

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