There is a lot of speculation about the child the hero protects in the Disney + series Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Showrunner Jon Favreau has now commented on this and director Taika Waititi also knows more about the character.
In the Disney + series Star Wars: The Mandalorian the hero has to protect a very special child, but who is that actually?
Caution! Spoilers follow here!
We know that this child is 50 years old and belongs to the same species as Jedi Master Yoda. Mandalorian Dyn Jarren sets out to take it home at the end of season one. Fans of the series affectionately refer to the child as "Baby Yoda" and showrunner Jon Favreau has now commented on this. He is somewhat annoyed that the character has been given this name. He wants to let everyone know that it is definitely not Yoda.
"The series takes place after The Return of the Jedi," he explains. "And fans of the original trilogy will remember that Yoda not only dies, but actually disappears. So Yoda exists as a spirit of power." The child the Mandalorian protects is not the well-known Jedi master. Favreau doesn't want to reveal any more.
However explained Director Taika Waititithat he already knows the name of the being. He was rebuked by Jon Favreau when he called it Baby Yoda. He learned the name of the creature, but must not reveal it. We'll probably only learn more in the second season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
In the next season, some well-known characters from the original Star Wars trilogy are expected to appear. Could we see a young Luke Skywalker? Since the "child" is gifted, it would only be logical that Luke might be interested in him. He may feel it through the Force and take it into his care or help bring it home, hoping to eventually become a Jedi.
Source: Latino Review
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