There has been a lot of speculation after Yoda actor, Frank Oz, made an appearance on the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Pinewood Studios last year. Will the character return? Frank Oz won’t give a definite answer.
In a recent interview with Variety, Frank Oz was questioned about Yoda possibly appearing in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. His answer was rather vague:
“I feel like I’m a prisoner at war here, and I can only give you my name, rank and serial number,” he said. “To be true to the people who asked me, and they are kind of my family, I have to say I’ve been asked not to talk about it. I love Yoda. I would be happy to talk to you about it at the time they let me.”
While the tiny green Jedi’s voice was featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (during Rey’s Force dream sequence), it’s hard to imagine what type of role the character would play in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Could he be a Force Ghost that will return to train Rey? Will he be advising Luke from the grave? At this point, it’s anyone’s guess.
Frank Oz was also the voice of Yoda on Star Wars prequels The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. It would great to see the character again – even if just for a brief cameo.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has a December 15, 2017 release date and is written and directed by Rian Johnson. It stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Benicio DelToro. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.