Yoda is coming back in Star Wars IX?
Yoda remains one of the few Star Wars characters to have appeared in every one of the franchise's trilogies.
The little, green, 900-year-old Jedi master first showed up on Degoba, where he was living in exile and trained young Luke Skywalker. He also helped train Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels. Though he passed on and became one with the force in Return of the Jedi, Yoda's spirit still remains, and in The Last Jedi he visited Luke Skywalker to teach one final lesson. But that won't be the last we see of Yoda.
The New York Daily News reports that Yoda will return once again in Star Wars IX as a Force ghost to help train Rey. As an unnamed source tells the Daily News:
“The success of the scenes featuring Yoda in The Last Jedi were huge ... Yoda will again appear as a ghost as he acknowledges Rey's success and growth as a Jedi ... The scenes are due to be put together later this year.”
This source also confirms to the Daily News that Carrie Fisher will not be digitally recreated as Leia. It's still unclear if Luke Skywalker, who died at the end of The Last Jedi, will also return as a Force ghost.
Fans have been speculating about Leia potentially being recast by another actress (they're hoping for Meryl Streep). But nothing is certain yet—the next and final chapter of the Skywalker saga is all in J.J. Abrams's hands now.