Frank Oz is reprising his beloved role as Yoda in an upcoming episode of Star Wars Rebels, reveals TV Guide.
In Path of the Jedi, Yoda's disembodied voice will be heard offering counsel to fledgling Jedi Knight Kanan and his new padawan, Ezra, on the remote planet of Lothal.
“I felt personally to keep Yoda as this disembodied thing it would confuse the audience less,” says executive producer Dave Filoni, who also directed the episode. “I didn't want you to think Yoda could be teleporting from planet to planet. What’s great about Frank, by keeping the voice very present and active, you do feel that it’s a watchfulness and that he’s speaking to you from afar. And I didn’t want anyone to think that he had left Dagobah. It was on the outer rim of what we do, but I think we were able to pull it off.”
Path of the Jedi airs Monday, January 5 on Disney XD.
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