Frank Oz spoke with Hero Complex and shared that he would love to return to the galaxy far far away if there is a spin-off movie based on Yoda’s character as some rumors suggested. Read what he said after the break.
Oz, the former puppeteer and film director who has voiced the ancient Jedi Master in five of the six live-action “Star Wars” films, told Hero Complex in an interview this week that while he hasn’t heard a thing about the new feature projects being planned by Lucasfilm and Disney, he’s game to return to the diminutive character with whom he’s been associated for more than 30 years.
“He’s in my heart,” Oz said. I know Yoda very deeply.”
However, fans of Oz’s puppeteering work shouldn’t hold their breath for him to return in his old-fashioned form.
The future of Yoda is likely in CGI, as he was rendered in “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith,” Oz said.
“I think it depends on the story, but I think at this point you can’t go back to the puppet,” he said. “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.”