Frank Oz Up For Reprising YODA Role In STAR WARS Spin-Off Movie

Frank Oz Up For Reprising YODA Role In STAR WARS Spin-Off Movie

Oz, who has voiced Yoda in the Star Wars film franchise, expresses his interest in reprising the beloved role for a rumored spin-off starring the character, despite not hearing anything from Disney/LucasFilm yet.

This week, it was reported that one of the Star Wars spin-offs planned by Disney/LucasFilm would star none other than Yoda, who has appeared in every film in the franchise except for A New Hope. While Disney is reportedly just kicking around ideas for these spin-offs, Yoda would be an ideal choice for such a film, as he is one of the saga's most iconic characters. Speaking with Hero Complex, Frank Oz, who voiced the Jedi Master in the series, says that he's certainly up for reprising the role again, even though he hasn't heard anything from Disney/Lucasfilm about returning. "He’s in my heart. I know Yoda very deeply." He then says that he believes any future Yoda on film will be in CGI (as shown in the last two Star Wars films, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith) rather than the traditional puppet. "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." Would you like to see Frank Oz's Yoda return for a future Star Wars film?

Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) and Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) are writing two separate spin-off scripts, and two characters reportedly being planned for the film treatment are Boba Fett and young Han Solo. J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness) is directing Star Wars: Episode VII, which may be released in 2015 and will kick off a brand new sequel trilogy.

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ComicBookGoth - 2/8/2013, 6:36 AM
JohnnyKrypton - 2/8/2013, 6:42 AM
Oz's Yoda is the only Yoda!
MrYurMomm - 2/8/2013, 6:48 AM
In Soviet Russia, Yoda speaks perfect English.
TheFascinatingMan - 2/8/2013, 6:54 AM
except for the fact that he died...
jarel93 - 2/8/2013, 7:05 AM
He didn't die.....what are you talking about?
Alvahnomicron - 2/8/2013, 7:14 AM
I respect the switch to CGI, and, loved watching Yoda kick the ass he deserved to be kickin'. I just wish they would've gotten a bit closer to the puppet with the design.
riseofloganX36 - 2/8/2013, 7:18 AM
so this is ganna be another bull shit prequill. So what are they all ganna be teenagers cause thats what they are in the peace of shit star trek movie.

Danbojohnj - 2/8/2013, 7:54 AM
Oz is Yoda,end of.
thebearjew - 2/8/2013, 8:14 AM
and now a days we could get a yoda that actually looks real! Puppet was good quality didnt look real cgi yoda was waaay too cgi-y looking and im a big yoda fan so id love this
riddlemethis09 - 2/8/2013, 8:32 AM
LoyalFan is saying that Yoda died, not Frank Oz. I rarely log in, but had to for that clarification lol.
NovaCorpsFan - 2/8/2013, 8:33 AM
I thought this dude was dead... He's probably still younger than Gusto, however. :p
ndwwrestler2 - 2/8/2013, 8:59 AM
@riseofLOGANX36 They weren't all teenagers, the youngest was in his early 20's, so...

A Yoda film would be ok, depending on what the time placement is and what it's about. If you have Yoda after Revenge of the Sith, I don't think that would work.
Brady1138 - 2/8/2013, 10:13 AM
Yes! Please! Frank Oz as Yoda was the best part of the prequels (minus the crappy puppet in Ep I)
PeterParker1991 - 2/8/2013, 10:27 AM
I'd rather see a Han Solo or Boba Fett spin off rather than Yoda. I assumed when I heard about this that this spin off would take place after Episode VI, because in that time line Yoda has passed on into the Force. So of course it would have to depend on the story and the time line like say between episode I and II. Honestly though I'm not sure if Yoda needs a solo film. He's already been established. Luke however is a friggin' Jedi Grand Master, which is basically the entire council combined. He needs a TV series spin off or something to show how powerful he is
Greenlantern1417 - 2/8/2013, 10:27 AM
I find it intresting that he wants to do Yoda again, but he never went back to Fozzy. To good for Fozzy?
NovaCorpsFan - 2/8/2013, 10:32 AM
How many of you knew he was in Trading Places? Probably a stupid question.
Triptheorist - 2/8/2013, 11:47 AM
Yoda, he is.
Timerider84 - 2/8/2013, 12:13 PM
All my friends tell me I do a dead on impersnation of Yoda. I also do C-3PO, and Alec Guiness really good as well.
bababoozer - 2/8/2013, 12:19 PM
They GOTTA stop with that f-d up way he talks. He's a master of the Force yet he can't master English.
MisterBabadook - 2/8/2013, 7:08 PM
Like you even have to ask if we want Frank Oz as Yoda back...
Canon38 - 2/8/2013, 10:18 PM
mgeoff88 - 2/9/2013, 12:16 AM
He has to voice Yoda. Who else are they going to get?

@Timerider I can do a great Yoda impression. I could do a really good impression of Sean Connery also.
IDKwhatToChoose - 2/9/2013, 12:55 PM
good news this is
DarthGoodGuy - 2/14/2013, 12:16 AM
Star Wars Origins: Yoda?

Don't water down Star Wars with lame spinoffs focusing on only one character ala "Wolverine" and "Electra" but keep the saga LEGENDARY.

But surprise us.

I think it could be fun being completely in the dark as to when a story takes place!

What about, in place of single character spinoffs, a new trilogy of trilogies is created between 2016-2018, one per year, but leave the audience in the dark, initially, as to when they occur on the timeline?

Maybe even start a new trilogy in 2016 and keep where it sits on the timeline ambiguous (I'm thinking the beginning to middle of the Old Republic; that gives you 12,000 years to work with) but drop a hint [Trilogy #1].

Have a new, separate, trilogy start in 2017 that starts just before Darth Bane and the rule of two with name drops of ancient figures that allow the audience to piece together the time frame [Trilogy #2]. By the third film [Trilogy #2] drop a hint, by way of the birth of Yoda or something similar, that allows one to discover the trilogy takes place prior to the Skywalker Saga.

Have the other [Trilogy #3] take place thousands of years after the ST. Weave in a through line permeating all three new trilogies with references to The Prophecy and the Galactic Civil War and you have an epic of MONUMENTAL proportions!

The movies in the near future should retain the epic proportions we've come to expect and remain the Star Wars saga we all love. Leave the minutiae for the tv shows and worry about spinoffs after the history of the Galaxy Far, Far Away has been written.

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