Concept art showcasing “Baby Yoda” from Star Wars: The Mandalorian has been revealed.
Introduced in a shocking moment of the Star Wars show’s premiere, it is discovered that the bounty that the Mandalorian is seeking to claim is a 50-year-old infant of Yoda’s species. Since that species has never been named in over 40 years of Star Wars lore, and the character was not identified by name, fans have affectionately called this character “Baby Yoda” (even though, as the show takes place five years after Return of the Jedi, Yoda is one with the Force). To the delight of fans, the following episode of the series featured Baby Yoda doing adorable things and generally stealing the show from the Mandalorian himself.
The premiere was not screened in advance of the show’s release date due to how big a deal Baby Yoda’s existence is. Now that Baby Yoda is out of the bag, The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau has revealed the character’s design online. While the look remains the same, the costume the little guy wears more closely resembles a poncho than robes:
Baby Yoda is likely to be the focus of the remainder of the plot of the show’s first season, so Star Wars fans will be sure to look forward to more interactions between him and the Mandalorian himself.
The Mandalorian is set after Return of the Jedi and will explore the Star Wars timeline between the original and sequel trilogies for the first time in live-action. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 can only be watched on Disney Plus, which has so far only launched in a few countries. The series is released on a weekly basis, with the first two episodes of eight online. A second season of the Star Wars show is currently filming.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.