With Disney’s second anthology film not far away, us fans have all heard the rumors of possible spinoffs to come in the future. One possible film could be a solo film about Obi-Wan Kenobi, another could chronicle the life of the revered Jedi Master, Yoda. Frank Oz, the man who brought Yoda to life in the original trilogy, recently spoke with IGN and talked about how puppeteering Yoda for an entire feature-length film would be a task that is beyond him:
“It won’t be a puppet. Believe me. That’s way too difficult for me. I rehearse a long time just to do one line of dialogue [as a puppeteer]. It would have to be [CGI], yeah. It would have to be. It’s far, far too difficult because I’m doing it with three other people. So it’s four people and you can’t just wing it. You’ve got to study every single word with four people.”
Agreed, Yoda would have to be CGI. One can’t really blame Oz, it sounds like near impossible work. The question is, do we really need a solo Yoda film? I’m not sure. On one hand, Yoda’s mystique is a huge part of the character, and some of that mystique was lost during the prequels.
However, we did get to see him use his lightsaber (I loved watching him duel, but I have heard the other side of that argument). On the other hand, Yoda was right around 900 years old at the time of his death, so there is plenty there to work with. Another question if a film were to be made, where does it start, and where does it end?
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