Bryce Dallas Howard is voicing Yaddle in Tales of the Jedi!

Tales of the Jedi comes out tomorrow, and it features the return of Yaddle!

A Jedi Master who served on the Jedi High Council at the time of The Phantom Menace, Yaddle was seen in that film but not in the subsequent prequel films, nor in The Clone Wars. But now we’ll see her playing a key role in Dooku’s story, as she appears in Tales of the Jedi. And in the series of shorts, she is voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard, the actress revealed on Twitter today.

Yaddle was just the second member of Yoda’s species that we were introduced to, after the legendary Jedi Master himself. That made her instantly stand out to fans, but we haven’t learned much about her or seen her in any stories. In fact, we’ve never actually heard her talk in a canon story, but it’s likely that she will talk with a more normal cadence than Yoda does (if Legends, The High Republic, and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga are anything to go by). That might throw some fans off, but it also raises some other interesting possibilities – like, for example, with Grogu down the line.

This is her first acting credit for Star Wars, but she’s no stranger to the saga. She has been a director on both seasons of The Mandalorian and on The Book of Boba Fett, being one of only two people (alongside Dave Filoni) to have directed an episode in each of those three seasons. She is returning as a director on The Mandalorian season three as well. Her episodes have been among the best in any of those shows, so much so that she very much deserves to helm a Star Wars project of her own. But as both a director and an actress, it makes sense that Dave Filoni would look to her to provide a voice for this series, and it’s cool that she’ll be doing it.

I cannot wait for Tales of the Jedi, and I’m excited to see it all tomorrow!

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