Yoda, at least in his corporeal form, died on Dagobah in “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi,” but imbued with the Force, he’s able to come back in some kind of spiritual form. Thus far, the new “Star Wars” movies haven’t really played with the whole Force ghost thing, but it seems inevitable that they will. Could it happen in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi“?

Well, the rumor mill is swirling, as Frank Oz, the longtime voice of Yoda, has told Variety that essentially, he can neither confirm nor deny or say anything about any potential involvement in the new “Star Wars” films.

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“I feel like I’m a prisoner at war here, and I can only give you my name, rank and serial number. 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,” he told Variety.

You would think that if it wasn’t involved at all, he’d just flat out say so, but who knows. Maybe Yoda will appear in the upcoming Han Solo spinoff somehow, or more logically, Force-ghost a connection to Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Or perhaps those long ago rumors of a Yoda spinoff may actually be true. Something to speculate about for now. Thoughts? Let us know in the comments section.

  • If they manage to bring back Yoda as a puppet and NOT make him look akward like in the prequels, I’m ok with that… Also; he better not have a lightsaber.