The Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex blog spoke to Frank Oz about the Star Wars spinoff films and whether or not he'd be interested in reprising his role as Yoda. Here's what happened:
Oz, the former puppeteer and film director who has voiced the ancient Jedi Master in five of the six live-action “Star Wars” films, told Hero Complex in an interview this week that although he hadn’t heard a thing about the new feature projects being planned by Lucasfilm and Disney, he’s game to return to the diminutive character with whom he’s been associated for more than 30 years.
“He’s in my heart,” Oz said. “I know Yoda very deeply.”
While Tom Kane does a phenomenal job playing Yoda on The Clone Wars, there's no doubt that Oz coming back for future Star Wars movies is an exciting prospect, given his role in bringing the character to life for the first time almost four decades ago. Head over to the Hero Complex story for a few more comments from Oz, including his thoughts on CGI vs. puppet Yoda in future films.