It has been rumored for awhile now that we would be getting a standalone film focusing on Yoda and his early years of life. There has always been a lot of mystery surrounding the green Master Jedi and it’s no secret that fans want to learn more about the famous character. That’s why when Slashfilm revealed the news that Lucasfilm made an announcement surrounding new work focusing on Yoda, we freaked out. According to Lucasfilm, Yoda’s backstory will be explored in a new Star Wars comic book series by comic author Jason Aaron.
In an interview with StarWars.com, Jason Aaron revealed details surrounding the upcoming Star Wars #26 and what to expect from the story:
“This story takes place before the Clone Wars and it’s set in a world we’ve never seen before. I was always just intrigued by that idea. 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.”
When asked about what kind of Yoda should readers expect in terms of his position and his personality, Jason Aaron responded:
He’s still the Yoda we know. This is a bit of a different time period for him. This is not post-Phantom Menace, this is not in the new rise of the Sith and the beginning of the Clone Wars, so hopefully his attitude seems a little bit different. I’m always struck, when you go back and watch Empire, by just how funny Yoda is, and how he messes with Luke a lot when they first meet. I like that playfulness to Yoda. So I’m trying to find a balance between the wise, serious Jedi Master and that sort of sense of playfulness.
Reading over the interview, you get a sense that we will be seeing a Yoda that is the one we hold near and dear to our hearts, but with a slight twist. I, for one, am super excited that we will be getting more of a backstory behind Yoda and see him going on adventures just as a Jedi. Star Wars #26 will be available in October 2016.
The one question that we do have to ponder is whether or not this news indicates that we will NOT be getting a standalone film. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.