Since the very beginning, we knew that Disney XD’s animated series Star Wars Rebels was not only going to serve the new, ever expanding Star Wars universe, but that it was also going to connect to what came before. Set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, this is obviously a prime spot to reveal some hidden corners of the galaxy far, far away, but we’ve also seen familiar faces like Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi show up. Another favorite blast from the past is going to make an appearance, and now we have your first peek at Master Yoda’s upcoming cameo.
You don’t actually get to see Yoda in this clip from IGN, or even the upcoming episode “Path of the Jedi,” as you only hear the aged Jedi. But the exciting thing is, as with when James Earl Jones lent his legendary vocal chords to Darth Vader once again earlier in Rebels, Frank Oz, who voiced Yoda in the movies, is back in what is likely his most beloved role. Just hearing that voice is enough to give you goose bumps.