The Last Jedi: Will we see Yoda, other Force ghosts?


Will any Force ghosts appear in The Last Jedi? If so, Yoda is the definite front-runner.

Is this real life? Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops tonight, in what’s felt like a 30-year wait in the process. Many questions are looming.

Who are Rey’s parents? Who is Snoke? And, will any Force Ghosts appear from the netherworld of the Force?

The odds are high, with the likely candidate being the Grand Master Jedi himself, Yoda, with others, potentially showing up alongside him.

To our knowledge, we only have four possibilities of a Force ghost, who could pop up in The Last Jedi:

  1. Yoda
  2. Obi-Wan
  3. Anakin Skywalker
  4. Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn

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For those who are wondering why Qui-Gon is on the list, well, it’s for a good reason. Recently in the canon novel From A Certain Point of View, one story featuring Qui-Gon reveals much.

For the first time, Qui-Gon physically manifests, only to give his former Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi some guidance before taking on Luke as an apprentice.

Qui-Gon even mentions how much it hurt him emotionally to stray away from the oneness of the Force.

So, his appearance as a Force ghost in The Last Jedi is unlikely, especially with many people not as familiar with his character’s story arc as well.

Now, the other three are highly likely, ones that would rightfully fit the story.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Obi-Wan is known for doing a “pop in” visit from time to time. With Luke seemingly losing his way and needing answers once Rey shows up, why not seek the sage of his former Master?

Plus, Obi-Wan did appear in Rey’s Force-back vision (in voice-form).

"Rey?! These are your first steps."

With rumors of an Obi-Wan Kenobi film in the works, Lucasfilm/Disney may want to pepper his presence in the saga films as much as possible.

Anakin Skywalker

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With Anakin having a connection both to his son, Luke Skywalker, and (the former) Ben Solo/Kylo Ren, we could get a double dose of the “chosen one.”

Kylo Ren could be seeking the Darkness, with his grandfather appearing to guide him back towards the Light instead.

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In original concepts for The Force Awakens, Anakin nearly made his return, playing a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde between him and Vader.

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However, within George Lucas’ vision and the new canon, only Light Side users can retain their identity after death, with Dark Side users falling into oblivion. So, that idea was quickly scrapped.

Luke could also seek the guidance of his father, in training Rey, as well as dealing with the fallen Ben Solo.

Seeing Anakin and Luke conversing onscreen together for the first time would be a moment for all-time.

Also, for the first time in over 15 years, Hayden Christiansen — Anakin Skywalker — dropped by at Star Wars Celebration, one that stirred up the speculation of the return of the Jedi, of sorts, in the process.


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The highest probability is Yoda showing up on Ahch-To, appearing to Luke and (possibly) Rey.

Yoda is the one who was chosen by the Force itself to retain his consciousness after death, making him the prime candidate.

Plus, Yoda is the one who completed Luke’s training. And, maybe there is more to this Tweet, with the Trickster always up to no good.

Having a little fun, here are the odds of each showing up in The Last Jedi: 

  1. Yoda (1:1)
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi (5:3)
  3. More than one Force Ghost (3:1)
  4. Anakin Skywalker (10:1)
  5. More than one Force Ghost (3:1)
  6. Qui-Gon Jinn (100:1)

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops tonight!