Star Wars: ‘The Mandalorian’ Creator, Jon Favreau, Addresses If Baby Yoda Is Related to Yoda

Originally unnamed and then referred to as ‘The Child’, fans have dubbed the tiny green cutie from The Mandalorian as ‘Baby Yoda.’  However, fans have speculated who Baby Yoda is or if he is possibly even the return of Yoda himself!  The creator of The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau, finally spoke on the subject.

“The series timeline takes place after Return of the Jedi,” Favreau told USA Today at the Golden Globes. “And fans of the original trilogy will remember that Yoda not only passes away but actually disappears. So Yoda exists as a Force Ghost.”

Yoda’s Force Ghost reappears for a meeting with former student Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in The Last Jedi, set more than 30 years after Yoda’s death in Return of the Jedi. Action on The Mandalorian, meanwhile, takes place roughly five years after Return of the Jedi.

“Baby Yoda” is so nicknamed “because there’s no name for the Yoda species,” Favreau added. “It’s the easiest, shortest, most hashtagable way to identify that character, which is identified in the episode as ‘The Child.'”

Asked if The Child is directly related to Yoda, Favreau answered, “Well, now you’re getting into spoilers. I can’t say. But there are a lot of theories about that.”

The Mandalorian creator also confirmed that Season 2 of the show is underway and now that the finale has been released to the public. He took to Twitter to give everyone a better idea of when Season 2 will actually arrive.

Favreau tweeted a picture of a model for a mysterious Star Wars creature along with a message for fans of The Mandalorian. Favreau confirmed that Season 2 would be arriving in the fall of 2020 to Disney+.

We can’t wait to see Season 2!

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