With the Star Wars franchise mining its back catalogue of iconic characters to build movies around, there are a few names fans expect to headline their own vehicles over the next few years. Obviously, Solo: A Star Wars Story is landing next May, while an Obi-Wan Kenobi film is on the way, too. And don’t forget that a recent report claimed that the Boba Fett solo project is back on.
Another obvious contender though is Yoda. Once you get past the weirdness of a little green guy who speaks backwards starring in his own film, it would actually make a lot of sense to do a Yoda standalone. The character is the wisest and most powerful Jedi around and his 900 year lifespan means you could tell a story that’s set in a completely fresh time period for the saga.
So, is such a thing on the cards? Let’s turn to the man who should know – Yoda himself, Frank Oz. While talking with Yahoo about his director’s cut of cult classic Little Shop of Horrors, the conversation turned towards the possibility of his Star Wars character leading his own film. At first, Oz seemed to drop a big scoop – but his following comments confuse things a little.
“Yeah, he is going to. He is going to. He’s going to be a chorus girl. He’s changing sex. He will become, he won’t kick that high, I think he’s a little too old for the extensions, but he’s going to do his best.”
When pressed for more info, Oz’s joking continued, though he also made clear that he wanted to shut down any talk about the character.
“I think I’m not going to talk about Yoda here. I think that’s all I’m going to say! … And by the way, I’m happy to talk about Yoda another time. It’s just that if I get into Yoda, then all of a sudden this will be The Yoda Story. And I mean, I think I’ve given you enough of a scoop with the chorus girl thing.”
So, what are we to make of this? Well, obviously, Oz is just having fun here and we shouldn’t expect to see some epic tale about Yoda working towards his dream of becoming a chorus girl anytime soon. However, it’s possible that there is some truth to the idea of a Yoda movie that Oz is covering up with his jokes. After all, a report from a few months back claimed that Lucasfilm was mulling over the idea.
In the meantime, Star Wars: The Last Jedi lands in cinemas worldwide on December 15th, and if you haven’t done so already, you can check out our review here.