James Earl Jones won`t return as Darth Vader in `Star Wars Episode 7`

ANI| Last Updated: Jun 06, 2014, 12:42 PM IST

Washington: James Earl Jones has declared that he won`t be reprising his role as a Darth Vader in the upcoming Star Wars Episode 7, ruling out any sort of participation in Disney`s new movie.

While talking to a magazine, the 83-year-old star, who voiced the masked villain Sith Lord in the three films, said that though he was proud to be a part of the original film, he won`t be returning in the new follow ups.

Meanwhile, other veterans namely Harrison Ford , Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker are all set to return for the JJ Abrams directed sequel, which is anticipated to release by the end of 2015.