The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau played coy when asked if Baby Yoda could be related to Jedi Master Yoda.
The first episode of The Mandalorian introduced Star Wars fans to a new infant character the internet has named Baby Yoda. Of course, Baby Yoda is merely the name fans have given the character due to the fact that a true identity for the child has yet to be revealed.
While fans have a number of theories regarding the history of Baby Yoda, Jon Favreau reminded them that the child cannot be an infant version of Yoda considering the Jedi Master passed away in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, before The Mandalorian takes place. However, Jon Favreau did not directly shoot down the possibility of Baby Yoda being related to Yoda when asked about the theory during a red carpet interview with USA Today:
“Well, now you’re getting into spoilers. I can’t say. But there are a lot of theories about that.”
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Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The Star Wars series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of The Mandalorian and additional episodes will be helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow.
The Mandalorian is now available exclusively on Disney Plus.
Source: USA Today