Discussion Yoda as Force Ghost Rumor

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by nld3, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. nld3 Jedi Grand Master

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  2. Darth_Downunder Chosen One

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    A rumor from a source who has a friend at Lucasfilm !

    A grain of salt we will need.
  3. Krueger Chosen One

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    The original source is cosmicbooknews. Bile. There is a reason why no other sites report on “scoops” from them. Honestly, no one bothers with them. They are notorious. Not for the right reasons. Nothing, and I mean nothing, should be believed from them. Please, do not give them the traffic they seek. They are truly the Supershadow of everything.
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  4. I_Love_Scotch Jedi Grand Master

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    As far as the pictures in the new Jedi temple, why no picture of Anakin?
  5. Dewback Chosen One

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    Really? You being serious?
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  6. Odolwa Jedi Grand Master

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    I like the idea of hologram jedi in the temple. As long as it doesn't turn into some hogwarts stuff.
  7. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    While the article itself leaves a lot to be desired, I'm not against the idea of Yoda appearing as a Force Ghost (or the other Jedi appearing in the background as holograms at some point). In fact, it's almost a given, considering where we've been before with the ghosts appearing in the OT. It fits.
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  8. Dra--- Chosen One

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    It all seems pretty con-controversial...except the fact that the Force can be unbalanced.

    Many here think Anakin balanced it forever in ROTJ.

    If this rumor is true, not so.

    Also, having Anakin holo in the temple where he slaughtered children would be pretty bad taste.

    This points to the whole issue of how the Legacy of Vader will play in the ST. It could be not everyone in the GFFA considers Anakin redeemed.
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  9. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    Yoda as a force ghost just makes sense on many levels and returning.
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  10. LunarMoth Force Ghost

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    I would much more expect Anakin to appear to Luke.
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  11. Dra--- Chosen One

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    But people like Yoda more?
  12. LunarMoth Force Ghost

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    I would hope that if it is Yoda, that its not because of Hayden hate. Yoda is probably more popular a character overall, but Anakin would make more sense to me.
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  13. Gallandro Chosen One

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    So this really has nothing at all to do with story structure then. LunarMoth rightly points out that from a story structure it would make far more sense for Anakin to appear to his son.

    Yancy
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  14. T-R- Chosen One

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    I wouldn't say Hayden hate, but it might be because of how stupid it would look for a 30 year old dad talking to his 60 year old son.
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  15. Dra--- Chosen One

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    That's a good reason.

    But let's face it: no matter how many of us might like to see Anakin again, they might decide not to do it if they think it unpopular. They want people to like the movie, after all. That's what entertainment cinema is all about. Giving the fans what they want.

    Anyway, there could be a decent plot reason for it anyway: Anakin doesn't appear because he's busy doing Chosen One things. Whatever that means (well, we saw a glimpse of what that could be in TCW).
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  16. Lee_ Force Ghost

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    We might have a parade of force ghosts.

    Here is my rank in likelihood of force ghosts:

    1. Anakin (obvious reasons)
    2. Obi Wan (I don't see him stopping his force ghost conversations with Luke)
    3. Qui Gon (he seems to be the head of the force ghosts; in the ROTS novel, he becomes Yoda's master in the Netherworld)
    4. Yoda
    5. Palp
    6. Mace (don't think it will happen, Jackson seems publically bewildered that he can't get SW info out of anyone).

    There are problems with these (e.g. Obi Wan suddenly being a younger force ghost if they use Ewan), but I wouldn't be surprised if we have several force ghosts. Would be really cool if they got Liam Neeson back.
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  17. Darth_Downunder Chosen One

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    Nice. I'd swap Obi & Anakin but otherwise agree. Surprised you didn't slip Plagueis in there. Many around here would.

    If Anakin appears as a ghost would they go with HC to match the SE of RotJ? Not sure how I feel about that.
  18. Blue_Jedi33 Force Ghost

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    What about a force ghost council with Qui Gon as the Grande Master of it, with all the force users mentioned by the posters that were in the ST.
    Instead of them all popping by one by one, it wouldn't even make sense for Mace to appear to Luke alone.
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  19. Dra--- Chosen One

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    I have a feeling this might have been in the original SP, but changed. Supposedly the new SP is more "secular." So maybe force ghosts were changed to Jedi holos. :(
  20. Darth_Downunder Chosen One

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    Is this also an option: Luke as a Force Ghost? Maybe at the end of the movie? JJ did say something about giving the big 3 an appropriate send off.
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  21. phatdude1138 Force Ghost

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    From a story perspective it may make more sense to have Yoda be the force ghost to Luke because: A Yoda gave him the MOST training and B Luke knew his real dad for like one minute before he died. On-screen I don't think it works out well were Luke is "catching up on old times" with his dad. And sadly it's probably more socially acceptable to have Yoda over Anakin.

    As far as Jedi holograms, I'm all for it. In the Star Wars universe, holograms are just there way of recording. Old recordings of long dead Jedi would have to exist.
  22. Blue_Jedi33 Force Ghost

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    Or a Jedi Holocron, any Jedi could have used it and recorded something of interest to Luke.
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  23. Darth_Downunder Chosen One

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    True plus there might be some tension still between Luke & ghost Anakin, what with Anakin cutting of Luke's hand, torturing Han, that kind of stuff.
  24. Darth Raiden Jedi Grand Master

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    I find that unlikely to be honest, I think Luke already let go of whatever hatred he had for him when he spared his life. Han and Leia yeah but not Luke
  25. StoneRiver Force Ghost

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    If ghosts are involved I'm thinking Anakin would appear to his grandchildren (because of the strangeness of a younger dad talking to his aged son). Obi would appear to Anakin's grandchildren (because Sir Alec Guiness is dead). Yoda would appear to Luke (because he's CGI). Qui-Gon would appear to anyone he wants (IF Neeson would agree).

    All of this is from a practical viewpoint, as opposed to a storytelling one.

    I haven't actually read the report yet, but I suspected Yoda and other ghosts in the ST already.
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