Yoda, the fictional Jedi master from the original Star Wars trilogy, is back on the market for the first time since the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm.
Disney’s $4 billion acquisition of the Skywalker Ranch, the former headquarters of LucasFilm and now a corporate headquarters in Burbank, California, on Thursday marks the latest step in the company’s quest to expand the Star Wars universe.
Yoda is one of the most iconic characters in the Star War universe, with fans around the world captivated by his role in the movies.
The actor, who has portrayed the role since 1977, was born on March 8, 1963, in San Francisco, and has been featured in more than 500 Star Wars films, according to the official Star Wars website.
As the last surviving Jedi, Yoda serves as a symbol of hope and unity, and is revered as a figure of wisdom and peace in the Skywalker clan, a mystical order of Jedi Knights that holds a powerful place in the galaxy.
His death was announced on Thursday, the day before the Disney purchase.
“I can only say I am very excited for the new opportunities and opportunities that I have had with Disney,” Yoda said in a statement on Thursday.
I look forward to continuing my career in entertainment as a role model for kids around the globe.
At my peak in my life I was a star in my own right.
My fame and popularity have extended to a global level, and I have enjoyed the experience of helping others become great.
But, I believe that the StarWars.com community has its own special place in my heart, and it will forever be a part of my legacy.
Through this new chapter of Star Wars, I look forward with optimism and hope to continue to bring a sense of wonder, wonderment and hope through the arts, and inspire young people to be inspired to reach for their dreams.
This article has been updated to include the new information from the Disney announcement.