Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow…
Frank Oz has spoken about Yoda’s surprise appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and how he would once get bored of the character’s style of speech.
Yoda is of course one of the most beloved Star Wars characters there is, stemming back from his first appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. Speaking during a Reddit AMA, Frank Oz, the man behind the puppet and Yoda’s voice actor, commented on the character’s varying frequency of “backwards talking”.
“I would get bored of what you called his backward talking if there was not a real, serious reason behind it,” Oz told a Reddit user. “And there is a real, serious reason for his talking like that. But there are a lot of questions waiting.”
Oz also spoke about Yoda’s appearance in The Last Jedi, specifically about working with Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill.
“It was a joy and a challenge to come back to perform Yoda,” Oz explained. “As for Mark, I’ll say it over and over if it wasn’t for Mark, and his belief in the character, Yoda would not be the Yoda we know. I think Mark did a fantastic job in The Last Jedi. As for the pager-turner line, that was Rian, the director and writer. All the dialogue came from him. He is annoyingly talented.”
Did you enjoy Yoda’s cameo in The Last Jedi? It was certainly a nice surprise for unsuspecting fans and perhaps helped balance out some of the more controversial surprises during the film.
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb) and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) as DJ and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) as Vice Admiral Holdo.