In less than two months, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will finally hit theaters, thus bringing to an end a constant flow of rumors regarding this highly-anticipated adventure. Three trailers have been released thus far, and new details have slowly started to be revealed, but there is still so much we don't know about this new Star Wars movie that will not only spawn a new trilogy, but three spinoffs as well. Today we have a new rumor from Star Wars News Net, which claims that the iconic Yoda will return in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The site's source is an unidentified non-US resident who works in audio dubbing for the international release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Unfortunately, no details about this Yoda scene were released, and it's worth noting that, while this beloved Jedi died in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, he did return as Force Ghost at the end of the movie. It's possible that he could return to offer some wisdom to his last pupil, Luke Skywalker, who has been mysteriously absent from all of the footage released thus far.
Yoda was voiced in the original and prequel trilogies by Frank Oz, who returned to voice the character in Star Wars Rebels, which is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Frank Oz revealed back in February 2013 that he would be willing to provide the voice of Yoda once again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it was never confirmed that he will be back.
Star Wars News Net also has another untested rumor, which comes from another non-US resident source, whose friend is an actor. This unidentified actor was reportedly approached to take on the role of a "dark character," and from the scene he was shown, this character may switch from the dark side to the light side "for the first time ever." This implies that the character has already been established as part of the Dark Side, but this unidentified actor added that it wasn't clear if this will actually happen or not. It's worth noting that this actor may not have even been reading scenes from the actual movie, but a scene created specifically for auditions. Then again, this source says the rest of the scene except for his lines was entirely blacked out.
It's possible that this source could be referring to one of the newly established villains, such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) or Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), but the phrase "for the first time ever" seemingly indicates that this character has already been established as part of the dark side of the Force. Since both Darth Vader and the Emperor died in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, it isn't quite clear which "dark" character could move over to the light. Do you have any theories as to who this dark character may be? What do you think about rumors of Yoda's return?