Jon Hamm is returning to narrate a story in Star Wars’ From a Certain Perspective: The Empire Strikes Back.
Star Wars may be putting a small hold on movie productions, but that doesn’t mean it’s putting a stop on everything else. Star Wars’ book production is in full swing, and they aren’t hesitating to bring on some big names to their book projects the way have with their TV and movie ones.
As announced today on the Star Wars blog, Mad Men actor Jon Hamm is being brought on as a narrator once again for one of its newest audiobooks. The audiobook will be for From a Certain Perspective: The Empire Strikes Back, which is an anthology book featuring 40 brand new, never-told-before stories from the Star Wars universe revolving around Episode V.
Hamm previously joined the Star Wars universe in the same manner, voicing the narration for the first From a Certain Perspective Book that was based on A New Hope. In the first book, he read as Boba Fett. And now, he will be reading the story “Wait for It” by Zoraida Cordova in this second book. In addition to him, the Star Wars blog released a complete list of the voice actors who will be narrating the upcoming audiobook:
"Jonathan DavisSean Kenin Elias-ReyesDion GrahamJon HammJanuary LaVoySoneela NankaniMarc ThompsonSam WitwerEmily Woo Zeller"
Previously, Star Wars and publisher Del Rey released snippets of all 40 stories that would be told in this book. Each short story is written by a different author, and the stories are told from the perspective of the biggest down to the most minute characters featured in Episode V.
Just this week, they even released the full chapter for a story about L3-37, the droid from Solo: A Star Wars Story who became part of the Millennium Falcon’s computer. It was a clever story that neatly tied into the “peculiar dialect” line C-3PO told Han Solo after analyzing his ship.
Needless to say, a lot is in store for this book, and it looks like the same is true for the audiobook as well.
From a Certain Perspective: The Empire Strikes Back comes out Nov. 10 wherever books are sold. It looks like the audiobook will also be readily available on Nov. 10.