One of the main reasons why Star Wars: The Force Awakens has caused such a hype since it has been announced is the fact that it is merging together a brand new cast of characters with classic stars of the original trilogy.
Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Peter Mayhew are each confirmed to be returning as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, and Chewbacca, respectively, as well as Kenny Baker and Tim Rose as R2-D2 and Admiral Ackbar too.
But, there is one rumored returning character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that has gone unnoticed. And if the speculation is correct, then an iconic character that has appeared in five of the six Star Wars films will be appearing in The Force Awakens, too.
According to Star Wars News Net, one of their readers who is a non-U.S. resident claims “to know someone involved in foreign audio dubbing for the upcoming film” and they have insisted that Yoda is going to be seen in The Force Awakens in some way shape or form.
The rumor declared, “I know someone who works in the ******* media (dubbing) who assured me that there was indeed a scene with Yoda in The Force Awakens.”
The website went on to insist that the rumor should be taken very lightly, but just the mere mention of Yoda will have Star Wars fans excited.
Is it likely to happen? Well, if it does happen, Yoda would almost certainly appear as a Force ghost, especially since he died in Return Of Jedi. He would likely be working alongside Luke Skywalker once again.
Maybe Yoda knows the reason why Luke Skywalker hasn’t appeared in any of the posters or trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Because of his constant omission, which J.J. Abrams insists is “no accident,” rumors have only increased in regard to what has happened to Luke Skywalker.
Back in February 2013, Frank Oz told LA Times’ Hero Complex that Yoda is “in my heart” before adding, “I know Yoda very deeply.” He insisted that he would “absolutely” love to return to the character, whom he has played for over 30 years.
Frank Oz was the puppeteer who brought Yoda to life in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi. Those fans who want to see Yoda on-screen as a puppet will be disappointed to learn that his future is almost certainly in CGI.
This was the case with Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones and Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith. Frank Oz insists that if Yoda does return, then the story will dictate if it is as a puppet or in CGI.
In the same interview, Frank Oz explained, “I think it depends on the story, but I think at this point you can’t go back to the puppet. The reason George [Lucas] did the CGI, which I supported, was that he wanted to tell a story that would have been hampered by the physical limitations of the puppet.”
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