The Legendary Yoda To Appear In 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'?

A cool new Star Wars rumor has arisen out of the ashes of the inter-webs today via the good folks over at Making Star Wars.

According to MSW, legendary actor, voice actor, puppeteer, and director Frank Oz who had been spotted on or headed to the set of Episode VIII a couple a few months ago. Now that rumor has reappeared online via a Reddit user who had an alleged interaction during Star Wars Celebration Europe:

"One of the many stalls featured at the convention was Saving Yoda, ran by one of the original team operating Yoda in ESB. While waiting to have my photo taken with the Yoda puppet, the dude running it was talking to another guy. The random guy asked which Yoda puppet was currently on display. In response, we were all told that the one on display was puppet 2 (I think, I can’t quite remember exactly). He looked at both of us, and said that members of the original Yoda team have been called in to work on episode 8, using the Yoda 8 puppet, as they’d all recently been talking about it. He’d have no reason to lie."

So what do you guys think? Is it a no-brainer that Yoda will return at some point during Episode VIII or IX? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts. As always thanks for stopping by EastCoastMovieGuys!

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to hit theaters on December 15, 2017.