When we last left the gang on Star Wars Rebels, they had freed an operative who had a ton of intelligence on the evil doings of the Empire and barely escaped the twirling lightsaber of death of The Inquisitor. But when the show comes back next week after a two month hiatus, the Disney XD show will be bringing back a classic Star Wars character to help Kanan and the Ghost crew on another dangerous mission. As we previously reported, Yoda will reach out with the Force to his fellow Jedi Kanan in episode “Path of the Jedi,” and when he does, the voice of the Jedi Master will be that of Frank Oz, the actor/puppeteer that played him in both the original and prequel film trilogies. And now, we have the first clip.
The new clip from IGN delivers, as promised, that Yoda will be heard and not seen in his Rebels “appearance.” Here, he reaches out to Kanan (voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.) who’s presently having doubts about his new role as master to padawan Ezra (Taylor Gray). As they used to say, let’s go to the videotape…
Yoda is not the first pre-established Star Wars character to appear on Rebels. C-3PO and R2-D2 guest starred in the series second episode “Droids in Distress” along with Rebel leader and Princess Leia adopted father Bail Organa. Like Oz as Yoda, C-3PO was played by the actor who portrayed him in the live-action movies, Anthony Daniels. I think all that’s left now is an appearance by Boba Fett, but they might want to saving something that big for the second season.
The next episode of Star Wars Rebels, “Path of the Jedi,” airs January 4 on Disney XD.
Source: Bleeding Cool