Baby Yoda. You either love him or you’ve not yet seen The Mandalorian. (Or rank him behind Babu Frik, in which case we have nothing left to speak about.) But for all the excitement surrounding Baby Yoda, we really don’t know a whole lot about this character.
Bob Iger knows plenty. The Disney boss even admitted during a Friday appearance on The Star Wars Show that he knows the little tyke’s name. Which, OK. Baby Yoda has a name? Iger later confirms that said name is not George (we dodged a bullet there), but check out how he puts it during the show. (It’s right around the 5:30 mark.)
First, Iger says that The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau “chastised” him for referring to The Child as “Baby Yoda” in an email exchange. But then he adds this: “I think people really want to know, what’s its name?” he said. “I know its real name and it’s one of the reasons why I have extra security now.”
Apparently, The Child’s identity isn’t just a known quantity, it’s something that will tie into a reveal. And while that seems like a no-brainer on a certain level, the strong Lone Wolf and Cub vibes emanating from The Mandalorian suggested a scenario where that mystery just lingers. There’s just one more episode to go in the show’s debut season, and a second season in the making. One way or another, we’ll find out more about “Baby Yoda” soon.