Original Yoda Frank Oz to Reprise Role in Star Wars: Rebels
Yoda will likely not appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as he sadly became one with the Force in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, but Star Wars fans can still see him again, as Frank Oz, the man behind the puppet and the voice in all six Star Wars movies, will reprise the iconic role in an upcoming episode of Star Wars: Rebels.
This appearance makes canonical sense, as Star Wars: Rebels takes place chronologically between the original and prequel trilogy. But it wouldn't make sense for Yoda to manifest physically, as the Jedi are currently scattered across the galaxy hiding from the Empire, so he only appears as a disembodied voice, talking to Knight Kanan and his Padawan, Ezra. "I didn't want you to think Yoda could be teleporting from planet to planet," said executive producer Dave Filoni.
The Star Wars Rebels episode featuring Yoda, "Path of the Jedi," will air on January 5.