Star Wars 8: Yoda puppeteer Frank Oz reportedly heading to set

Please, Rian, make it happen

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 06 April 2016 13:38
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With Star Wars: The Force Awakens living up to the high expectations we all had, there's so much anticipation for its follow-up, Episode VIII, that fans are going crazy over every morsel of information, both official and unofficial.

Director Rian Johnson recently teased Maz Kanata’s appearance in the film via a Tumblr post, and now recent reports are hinting the cast may have a very, very exciting new addition.

According to Making Star Wars - a website that accurately reported a lot of information about The Force Awakens' production period - Frank Oz is heading to Pinewood Studios where Episode VIII is currently filming.

Oz, as every Star Wars fan knows, was the puppeteer and voice of one of the most iconic Jedi Knights to ever inhabit a galaxy far, far away; Yoda.

The last time we saw the Yoda, he was a blue Force ghost hanging out with Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, the last time we heard his voice was in The Force Awakens, during Rey’s dream sequence.

Could Oz be doing new voice-work? Or perhaps just consulting on a new alien? Making Star Wars suggests Yoda may be appearing as a Force ghost, which brings the possibility of Anakin and Obi-Wan appearing once more in a Star Wars film.

These are all rumours, but exciting ones at that. In other Episode VIII news, Ade Edmondon has reportedly been handpicked for a ‘top secret’ role.

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