Yoda Was Almost A Monkey In A Terrifying Mask

Thank the Force this idea was scrapped. Star Wars wouldn’t have been the same without the lovable Muppet.

1. First unearthed by vintage photo powerhouse Will McCrabb, the photos show Yoda in early development.

2. Originally The Empire Strikes Back team planned to train a monkey to hold the cane and follow Luke around.

3. They even went so far as to measure this little guy for proper walking cane length.

4. Bonus! McCrabb also snagged a piece of concept art of the Dagobah set.

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