Is John Ratzenberger returning to the Star Wars universe?
He wouldn’t mind! Before Ratzenberger was Cliff Clavin on Cheers and before he lent his voice to all those Disney/Pixar films, he had a minor role as Major Derlin in The Empire Strikes Back.
ETonline chatted with the 68-year-old actor at the premiere of Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, and we had to know if he’d ever consider a triumphant return to a galaxy far, far away.
“Sure, if they asked me,” said John. “Absolutely!”
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It would make sense! The upcoming Star Wars trilogy takes place around 30 years after Return of the Jedi.
But John wasn’t the only Star Wars alum to grace the carpet. Frank Oz, voice of Yoda, also has a small role in the film.
“Frank Oz is here!” gushed co-star Bobby Moynihan, who shared his grand, albeit imaginary, plans for his Star Wars debut, joking, “I could play Porkins.”
You can see (make that, hear!) John, Frank and Bobby in Inside Out – out June 19.