Following a recent conversation with Frank Oz and Variety, plus an ask anything on Reddit with Ewan McGregor. It now appears that the two have seemingly accidentally confirmed there involvement with Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi on some level.
Filmmaker, Master Puppeteer, and voice actor Frank Oz, who created and performs Yoda (at least the pratical effects versions of him) was recently asked about his involvement in The Last Jedi and all but revealed his involvement by explaining that he could not discuss it.
Variety recently caught up with Star Wars veteran puppet master and voice talent Frank Oz to question him about his possible involvement in future Star Wars projects. When asked directly, Oz expressed that he has been asked not to talk about it, which in itself is a possible hint of his involvement.
Variety: There are reports that you might reprise Yoda in the new “Star Wars.”
Frank Oz: I feel like I’m a prisoner at war here, and I can only give you my name, rank and serial number. To be true to the people who asked me, and they are kind of my family, I have to say I’ve been asked not to talk about it. I love Yoda. I would be happy to talk to you about it at the time they let me.
Actor Ewan McGregor also dodged questions about his rumored appearance (most likely as a force ghost) in the upcoming sequel during a reddit session.
In another unrelated story, actor Ewan McGregor remained surprisingly mum regarding Star Wars during his recent Reddit Ask Me Anything exchange. Ewan was answering questions about his new movie Trainspotting 2. He was asked numerous times about Star Wars and especially if he knows anything about an upcoming Obi-Wan spin-off movie. The actor didn’t reply to a single Star Wars question, which seemed a bit strange, having in mind that in the last couple of months he always expressed his opinion when asked about Star Wars and shared his excitement for a potential future movie and his return to the galaxy far, far away.
As always, you should take these types of reports with a huge grain of salt. However in this case, the simple fact that neither of them said straight up their not in the film or involved in some capacity usually means something is up. So, at this point we'd be willing to wager some money that one or both of them will be showing up in Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit theaters on December 15th, 2017.