01/06/2020 By Richard Saunders
Baby Yoda has become one of the most iconic characters seemingly overnight when The Mandolorian debuted in November.
Show creator Jon Favreau confirmed on Sunday that ‘baby Yoda’ is not the original Yoda Jedi Master from the trilogy as the dates do not make sense.
“The series timeline takes place after ‘Return of the Jedi,'” explained Favreau. “And fans of the original trilogy will remember that Yoda not only passes away but actually disappears. So Yoda exists as a Force Ghost.”
Asked if the baby Yoda is related to the original Favreau demurred saying, ” Well, now you’re getting into spoilers. I can’t say. But there are a lot of theories about that.”
“Disney was nice enough to hold back the secret and the designs of the Baby Yoda character, which means that there weren’t toys available immediately. However, there are shirts and cool things like that that are available,” said Favreau.”But I’ve seen the designs on the Baby Yoda dolls and toys and they’re really cool.”
“So it’s been a wonderful experience all around.”