Yoda’s Return To The Star Wars Universe Is Just 3 Months Away
If there’s one thing most Star Wars fans can never get enough of, it’s Yoda. While his CG incarnation in the prequel trilogy was only slightly less offputting than Jar Jar, the hunger for more of that little green guru remains unabated. With that in mind, rumours have circulated that he might get his own standalone film, though it appears that Zack Snyder’s pitch never really went anywhere—and no one seems to be complaining. However, Yoda is about to make a comeback in another medium, thanks to comic author Jason Aaron.
In a recent interview with StarWars.com, Aaron revealed that issue 26 of Marvel’s Star Wars comic highlights the early adventures of the little Jedi Master. While this doesn’t fit with the period of the comic, Obi-Wan’s manuscripts made the revival possible. “I was always trying to figure out a way for us to use Yoda,” said Aaron. “We’re a bit hamstrung in terms of the time period of our main story, because Yoda’s chilling on Dagobah. So this was kind of the only way we could kill all those birds with one stone—to do one story that connects Luke, Yoda, and Obi-Wan all at the same time, while still taking place in three different time periods.”
Elaborating on issue 26, Aaron revealed that it takes place before the Clone Wars in a world we’ve never seen before. “I was always just intrigued by that idea,” he explained. “You know, we’ve seen Yoda as the teacher, as the wise Jedi Master, but I wanted to see Yoda just as the Jedi. So this puts him on a very unusual adventure. The other big challenge with Yoda, of course, is finding something that’s a challenge for him, right? Who can pose a threat to Yoda? I think we came up with an interesting answer to that question. That’s part of the mystery of this story. There’s a very specific reason that this is going to be quite the challenge for Yoda. It’s not a matter of just him being the more powerful Jedi. It’s a bit trickier than that.”
You’ll find two quick glimpses of Yoda’s comic incarnation above. For the full story, watch for issue 26 when it hits news stands in December.