After having a small but decisive role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a MAJOR character might be returning back to the latest Star Wars trilogy for One Last Time, say the rumors. The Last Jedi is one of the most polarizing movies of the decade, dividing the half a century old fan base into two different ideologies based on how well or ill perceived they thought the movie was.
The Last Jedi killed off a lot of characters and made way for a whole lot of new ones to take up the mantle. But the character in question is someone who could impact the entire future storyline and direction of Star Wars in a big way.
Can you guess which character we could be talking about?
The Last Jedi brought back a lot of familiar faces to the franchise. Fans screamed in excitement as The Last Jedi brought back with it a sense of super-nostalgia, unlike anything anyone had ever seen. But most of the characters were there for just one more appearance. As it turns out, one character from the entire cast could be returning back to the franchise for a final goodbye appearance of sorts. And believe it when we say this, it is not Luke Skywalker we are talking about.
An anonymous source that frequently reports on the developments of Star Wars claims that one particular Jedi Master could be returning to the Big Screens again. It is Jedi Master Yoda, the one who talks in circles and makes the enemy run around in one.
We suggest you take this piece of news with a Tatooine sized pinch of salt. Star Wars: Episode IX, considering it will the conclusion of the highly successful The Last Jedi trilogy, is being kept in utter secrecy. The story is known by only a chosen few and the rest are being fed dummies which is kind of a classic Disney tactic. When John Boyega interviewed for a media channel, he confessed even he hadn’t read the full script and couldn’t be sure of the story even though he is a lead actor in the franchise.
Frank Oz reprised his role as Yoda in The Last Jedi, helping his former pupil Luke Skywalker to see the true purpose of the Jedi Order and giving the legendary Skywalker some much-needed guidance. Yoda did it with style and panache. We do not know as of yet if Frank Oz will come back to again become the short, green and deadly Jedi. Daily News reports:
“The success of the scenes featuring Yoda in ‘The Last Jedi’ were huge,” says our insider. If all goes according to plan, the sci-fi space sage will rejoin the series in spirit to mentor a young warrior played by British actress Daisy Ridley, we’re told.
“Yoda will again appear as a ghost as he acknowledges Rey’s success and growth as a Jedi,” we hear. “The scenes are due to be put together later this year.”
The news report also confirms one saddening piece of news. Carrie Fisher, who portrays General Leia Organa in The Last Jedi trilogy, won’t be coming back for Episode IX. Following her tragic death (God Rest her Soul), Colin Trevorrow had to rework the entire script from scratch and make a new story.
The previous one had a very important role for Fisher. Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm President, claims the Studio won’t be using CGI to bring back Carrie Fisher from the dead. Although we all wanted to see her once again, it looks like it will be Yoda and not Leia that might be returning to the franchise for One Last Time.
In the new Star Wars franchise, the first installment titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought classic nostalgia onto the big screen as the tone and pace resembled ‘The New Hope’ with latest computer graphics. The massive Star Wars fanbase instantly welcomed it and this is how it all began. Here is the official synopsis:
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn (John Boyega) crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the latest movie to be released under The Last Jedi trilogy banner. It was released on 9th December 2017. The official film synopsis reads:
Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.
Millions of fans worldwide are waiting for the arrival of conclusive installment of ‘The Last Jedi’ trilogy. There are rumors, speculations and fan theories swirling the internet on what can possibly happen. J.J. Abrams is coming back to be at the helm of this epic closure of sci-fi saga. The hype is real, the buzz is enormous and Abrams is just the man for the job. Chris Terrio is working on the screenplay, has confirmed that their underlying mission is to integrate originals, the prequels, and the last Jedi saga into a fitting end, which will be a milestone to achieve.
Abrams-Terrio duo has promised fans that it will be a spectacle unlike any they have ever seen. They are distinctly aware that a particular section (younger) of Star Wars fanbase wants him to introduce new elements while a slightly older lot would like him to stick to the template. Abrams is pretty confident of traversing that tightrope as he is the right mix of talent and fandom. Here is what he said:
“Well, it’s certainly something that I’m aware of now working on Episode IX – coming back into this world after having done Episode VII. I feel like we need to approach this with the same excitement that we had when we were kids, loving what these movies were. And at the same time, we have to take them places that they haven’t gone, and that’s sort of our responsibility.”
A Reddit user who claimed to have met both Abrams and Terrio posted this on his account:
“They said that they’re going to be brave and there will be big surprises. I got the impression that JJ felt like he had to refresh previous Star Wars moments for a modern audience in TFA, and now it feels like they have free reign to do what they want. Apparently, they’ve had no interference from Kathleen or Pablo or the Lucasfilm Story Group. 9 is also the film which unites all three trilogies and brings everything together. That’s all they would tell me.”
“I worry a little bit that the questions I was asking were too leading. I was speaking to Chris and he was talking about the OT. I said about how I grew up with the PT and the prequels were my entry point into Star Wars. I asked about elements of the PT coming into 9 and Chris said about how 9 unites all of it. He said 9 definitely makes it feel like they’re all happening in the same universe, and there would be PT elements in 9. They could be visual or thematic, he didn’t overtly say that there would be returning planets or characters from the PT or anything.”
Let’s not take a word of a random Reddit user at face value but he seems legit as he shared his picture with the duo as well. Anyways, let’s hope that Episode 9 totally knocks it out of the park. May the Force Be With You!