Admiral Ackbar To Appear In ‘Force Unleashed 2’?

The original “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” was far from perfect, but it did have the best original story in a Star Wars video game ever. For the first time, we were able to experience the seeds of the Rebellion, forming on the shoulders of Darth Vader’s ex-apprentice. Haden Blackman, the project lead and writer behind the first “Force Unleashed,” is also heading up the sequel, so you can expect that same high-quality storytelling to return. It also sounds like we’re going to be getting an appearance from everyone’s favorite “It’s a trap!”-shouting amphibi-man, Admiral Ackbar.

MTV News recently spoke to Maurice Lamarche, a prolific voice actor known for his role as The Brain on “Pinky And the Brain.” He also provides a number of voices on “Futurama,” including Kif. Larmarche has done plenty of video game work, as well, with his next confirmed gig playing Mr. Freeze in “Batman: Arkham Asylum 2.”

Lamarche couldn’t discuss very much about “Arkham 2,” apart from saying it “just looks kick ass, that’s all I can tell you. I know where it’s going, I know where the thread is going with the character. It looks absolutely brilliant.”

He also hinted at another video game role he’s just done work for:

“I’ll just say that I have been paid to say the words ’May the Force be with you.’ That’s all I’ll say. I’ll just add that I won’t be ordering any calamari anytime soon. It’s given me a new respect for calamari, if you know what I’m saying. It’s not a trap. This adventure takes place a long time before the trap.”

Lamarche wouldn’t embellish, but it sounds like we’ll be getting a look at a much younger Ackbar, serving in the early days of the Rebellion in “The Force Unleashed 2.” Either that or he’s making an appearance in BioWare’s “Star Wars: The Old Republic” (in which case, he wouldn’t actually be appearing as Ackbar, who wouldn’t even be a tadpole back then).

Whatever the case, it sounds like we’ll be getting some Mon Calamari love in the near future.