Legacy character confirmed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Fans constantly speculate about a possible “Force Ghost” appearance from one of the old Jedi in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After all, Master Yoda needed some advice when taking a young Luke Skywalker under his wing in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Subsequently, the deceased Obi-Wan Kenobi made an appearance as a ghost to offer wisdom.

For Star Wars: The Last Jedi, scheduled to open on December 15, the same scenario might happen for “Master” Luke Skywalker. Considering where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off, The Last Jedi (possible spoiler?) is expected to feature Luke giving Rey a few Jedi pointers on the island. During this training, maybe Yoda will return as a ghost to offer advice?

A Variety interview with Frank Oz from March certainly lends its hand to the possibility. In fact, Oz arguably confirms Yoda’s appearance with his “non-answer” answer.

Oz told the interviewer, “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.”

Why would Frank Oz give such an evasive answer unless Yoda had a definite role?

Even if Yoda had a part in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the role could be a very small one. During the flashback sequence with Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Yoda’s voice appeared only briefly.

Oz and The Force Awakens

Oz actually recorded original lines for The Force Awakens according to some reports. To the disappointment of many, those lines were cut from the movie.

In conclusion, Yoda likely plays a small role in The Last Jedi. The role could be a very small one though, and Yoda still could be cut again before the film releases. The answer Oz gave to Variety is a good sign at least.

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  • patriot8813

    Yoda isn’t a legacy character you asshats.

    • pete*rock

      lol, sorry to break it to you, but yes, he is in fact a legacy character. Not the Star Wars legacy comic book, but, legacy as is original movie legacy characters

      • Jason Moore

        The legacy characters are characters from the old cannon, that is no longer in continuity. Yoda is a cannon character, not a legacy character.

        • makasabatnga

          I think you are referring to the Legends, not legacy it seems.

        • Roger Smith

          Legacy characters =/= Legends characters

        • BillyBob Smith

          *canon*

      • patriot8813

        Legacy characters would most commonly be refereed to as a couple of things; the legacy comic, the legacy timeline in legends, or the entirety of Legends. Yoda is referred to as a Legacy character. As far as I know nobody refers to Yoda or Obi-Wan or Darth Vader as legacy characters. I have heard many refer to the old EU characters as Legacy or Legend characters.

    • Ugly bob

      Yoda, Luke , Han, Leia, chewy, Lando , Vader and emperor are all legacy characters you nurf herder

      • BillyBob Smith

        In the world of Marvel/DC, a “Legacy” is defined as someone else taking on the mantle of a character (e.g., all the various Robins in Batman).

  • Plock

    There needs to be “don’t count my view for profit purposes, the title was a lie” option when you view a news article.

  • Luke Stacey

    I’d rather it be anakin talking to rey or luke or even kylo

  • Allen Parker

    How about an appearance by the force ghost of Jar Jar Binks? Comedy relief.

    • Wlad

      Jar Jar is still alive in TFA

  • NYC1977

    “Why would Frank Oz give such an evasive answer unless Yoda had a definite role?”

    Maybe because if Oz said “No, Yoda isn’t in this movie” it would take a little of the anticipation away from movie goers? Why would Disney want people connected to the film to say “No, he’s not in it, she’s not in it, etc etc…”? Use some common sense “Reinier” and it doesn’t mean anything remotely close to anything being “confirmed.”

  • cantsleepclownwilleatme

    But only if it’s Yoda coming back to give us more details about the seagulls poking his head.

  • YNagato

    Don’t get excited. Just Lando only.

    • Vamroc M Sylar

      That’s right don’t get cocky kid, HAHAHA

  • jrf30

    Why? “Why would Frank Oz give such an evasive answer unless Yoda had a definite role?” Maybe because he can only give name, rank, and serial number, LIKE HE SAID! Saying he can’t answer is NOT giving any hint that the answer is yes. It woudl be different if he said no to Obi Wan, no to annikin, no to all the others, and no comment to Yoda. He just said he could not answer. Stop reading things into this that are not there!

  • Larry

    Yeah FORCE THIS!

  • John A. Miller

    Since he is CGI or a muppet and the voice is still alive then they can do it. If they did Obi Wan they would have to do Ewan McGreger and Luke may say hey who are you because Alex Guinness is long gone and can’t do it.

  • LQ Jones

    This was like a Seinfeld episode; a story about nothing.

  • San Diego Tar Heel

    You can dispense with the hype and speculation.

    People will watch it because it has “Star Wars” in the title.

  • scodavis

    “Why would Frank Oz give such an evasive answer unless Yoda had a definite role?”
    Um maybe because he doesn’t want to breach his contract and pay whatever penalties said contract includes?

    • BillyBob Smith

      If he’s not in the movie, then he wouldn’t have a contract to breach.

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  • Jim Roach

    The force ghost is actually Anakin Skywalker warning Luke about Kylo’s obsession with Vader and the dark side. You’re welcome.

    • Rafi Rahman

      Like your theory

  • Jarnunvosk

    I don’t think you understand what a legacy character is. Miles Morales is a legacy character, because he is carrying on the legacy of Peter Parker. Any of the Robins past the first one is a legacy character because they’re all carrying on the legacy of the first one. Dead Yoda appearing again is not a legacy character, because he’s not adopting the name of a prior character in order to continue that character’s legacy.

  • Everybody is assuming the Force Ghost might be on the good side.

    What if the Force Ghost briefly appeared in the form of Darth Vader to Kylo Ren? (Grandfather wants one more shot at screwing up the universe?)

    Or maybe that heavy breathing is actually coming from someone in the row behind you (don’t turn around and ask what they are doing – you may find out).

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  • Kyerius

    The whole Legacy title of this story is completely assumed. Therefore meaningless, like the story.

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  • Brentley Greatens

    Why even use the word “legacy”, cuz at 1st glance I thought it said “Legends” so I was hyped up as hell and characters started running through my mind, then I noticed my mistake….Yoda is clearly known as “canon” by even the most casual/average movie viewer, so why “Legacy”…?

  • Grown Man Gaming

    Why even use the word “legacy”, cuz at 1st glance I thought it said “Legends” so I was hyped up as hell and characters started running through my mind, then I noticed my mistake….Yoda is clearly known as “canon” by even the most casual/average movie viewer, so why “Legacy”…?