Though Star Wars: The Drive Awakens takes place over Many years after the events of Return with the Jedi, director J.J. Abrams still found a means to work on some classic characters who had long since passed on. Kylo Ren incorporates a conversation with Darth Vader’azines helmet. Obi-Wan speaks to Rey during her Force perspective. And, there was a single additional cameo that in the end was cut in the film: Yoda.
The Force Awakens author Maryann Brandon spoke to Leisure Tonight at the Us Cinema Editors prizes and said:
There seemed to be one point where there we were actually thinking of having Yoda in the film, and in addition we decided not to. Frank Oz . came in for a morning and did too much Yoda and he was above the moon to do it — and that we were tickled green!
It’s interesting to note that they didn’t only conceptually think about a Yoda appearance, but the plans had obtained far enough combined that Oz was actually brought in to complete voice-over work. Not solely surprising considering that The Push Awakens script was constantly in flux and Abrams reportedly cut over 30 minutes of footage to the theatrical release. Therefore, what part had been Yoda going to play in the flick?
Since Yoda is dead (spoiler inform?), Yoda was reportedly going to appear to Luke being a Force Ghost speaking with Rey. There were early rumours that Yoda would have a new dialogue with Lenny in the film, but given what we learn about Abrams’ and Lawrence Kasdan’s redo of the original Erina Arndt script, Luke wasn’t enough of a presence to have any conversation using anyone other than Rey. They always just seemed at the end of the picture, because, as Arndt place it, “It just felt like several time Luke were only available in and entered the show, he just needed it over. Abruptly you didn’t worry about your main character nowadays because, ‘Oh f–k, Luke Skywalker’s below. I want to see what exactly he’s going to perform.’”
However Yoda was set show up in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we hope of which it’s part of the forthcoming Blu-ray set that Abrams has already confirmed will include multiple deleted scenes in the film.