Frank Oz

Frank Oz Won’t Say Whether Yoda’s in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

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by Matt Singer March 13, 2017 @ 12:13 PM
Lucasfilm
If you thought things around Star Wars would get less secretive now that the notoriously unforthcoming J.J. Abrams wasn’t directing things, think again. Even knowing what we know about Star Wars: The Last Jedi based on the events of Abrams’ The Force Awakens, there might be even more uncertainly around Rian Johnson’s eighth episode in the Star Wars saga.

‘The Dark Crystal’ Sequel Is Finally Happening in Comic Form

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by Emma Stefansky November 21, 2016 @ 5:13 PM
Universal
Before there was David Bowie and David Bowie’s extremely tight pants in 1986’s Labyrinth, there were Jen and Kira and the planet Thra in The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s groundbreaking animatronic fantasy film. While the movie was in production, Henson and Oz discussed plans for a sequel that never came to fruition. Decades later, Henson and his wife drafted a script from his recalled conversations with his co-director, and titled it The Power of the Dark Crystal. The movie was never made, but fans will get to see it after all in comic book form from BOOM! Studios.

Epic New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Trailer Brings Back Vader, Yoda and … Kylo Ren?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 15, 2016 @ 1:08 PM
Lucasfilm / Disney XD
We’ve been heavily anticipating the return of Star Wars Rebels Season 2, not solely for introducing Princess Leia into the prequel series, but the latest sneak peek seals the deal. The most intense trailer for the series yet brings back a host of classic favorites, seemingly pulling Ezra to the Dark Side as well but … what’s this about about a nod to The Force Awakens’ Kylo Ren?

‘The Force Awakens’ Reveals a Couple of Hidden ‘Star Wars’ Cameos

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by Britt Hayes December 20, 2015 @ 11:32 AM
Lucasfilm
By now, you probably know all about some of the cameos in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, like Daniel Craig’s secret appearance and the actors behind the voice of BB-8. But there are a couple more hidden cameos you most likely didn’t notice — as it...

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Will Return Frank Oz as Yoda, Plus Another ‘Legacy’ Character

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 3, 2015 @ 5:20 PM
Lucasfilm / Disney XD
Part of the charm to Disney’s Star Wars Rebels has been the opportunity to hear Original Trilogy stars reprising their iconic roles, from James Earl Jones’ Darth Vader to Billy Dee Williams’ Lando. We’ve even heard Frank Oz’s Yoda, but now the character is confirmed for a full Season 2 appearance, along with another major returning character from the franchise.

The Muppets Visit the Set of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ in Fantastic Behind-the-Scenes Photos

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by Jacob Hall January 29, 2015 @ 9:44 AM
LucasFilm
Before he was a CGI creation, Jedi master Yoda was a puppet. Before green screens became the norm, the Dagobah set for ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ was built elevated off the ground to accommodate Yoda’s puppeteers. And before he brought Yoda to life, puppeteer and voice actor Frank Oz was best known as the man behind Miss Piggy. In a weird way, that makes the most wizened character in the ‘Star Wars’ universe a distant relative of the extended Muppet family.

WookieeLeaks: Aaron Paul May Be Circling That Young Han Solo Spinoff That May Not Actually Exist (and Other More Substantial News)

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by Jacob Hall January 2, 2015 @ 10:30 AM
Fortune
ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From 'Episode 7,' to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, look ahead in to the next year of ‘Star Wars,’ ponder Aaron Paul joining the universe, and preview Frank Oz’s role on ‘Star Wars Rebels.’

‘Star Wars Rebels’: Watch Yoda’s Return with Original Voice Frank Oz

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 29, 2014 @ 10:52 AM
Disney / Lucasfilm
Disney’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ has quietly been easing us back into the original trilogy in preparation for next year’s ‘The Force Awakens,’ returning James Earl Jones and Frank Oz to their iconic roles as Darth Vader and Yoda. Now, our first clip from 2015's ‘Rebels’ return has arrived, along with Oz’s reprise of Master Yoda’s wise wit.

WookieeLeaks: The Curious Case of Andy Serkis and Other ‘Force Awakens’ Chatter

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by Jacob Hall December 19, 2014 @ 10:10 AM
LucasFilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, ponder who Andy Serkis is playing, learn the possible identity of Captain Phasma, and watch a special video starring Chewbacca.