Yoda, one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars Universe alongside Darth Vader, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker, was supposed to be in “The Force Awakens.” However, the favorite green Jedi didn’t make it into the final cut and therefore wasn’t able to offer his words of wisdom or clash with the dark side in the latest film installment.
Speaking at Entertainment Tonight at the 66th American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards about Yoda, Star Wars film editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey explained how the legendary green Jedi would have appeared in Episode 7. “There was one point where we were actually thinking of having Yoda in the film, and then we decided not to,” Brandon told ET. She later added that Frank Oz, the puppeteer and voice actor for Yoda himself came in the set for a day and made performances as the character.
Gamespot notes that Yoda would have made his cameo in the “Force vision” scene alongside Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor, who are both actors for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
However, it’s not really the first time news regarding Yoda’s a cameo in the latest installment of Star Wars came into light. Citing a source, Cosmic Book News stated that Force Ghost Yoda will make an appearance in “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
Yoda would have had a few words with Luke Skywalker regarding a disturbance in the force, and there’s also the need to preserve the Jedi. It also wasn’t supposed to be major, but Yoda might appear alongside Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon Jinn, Mace Windu and other Jedi, albeit in a sequence that features holograms.
If that still doesn’t quench your thirst for more Star Wars, then at least it’s confirmed that the First Order’s Captain Phasma will be back for Episode VIII. Not to mention Disney made a killing with the latest installment, making it an easy record breaker for the company.