Star Wars: The Mandalorian brought a lot of major surprises to the Star Wars fanbase when it premiered last Tuesday. Not only did the series introduce fans to Pedro Pascal’s The Mandalorian, but it also introduced everyone to the franchise’s most-loved creature as of the moment – Baby Yoda.
Though we can’t really be sure about the identity of the Baby Yoda, the Twitter account for Star Wars and The Mandalorian has seemingly confirmed the spoiler. Taking to social media, Lucasfilm decided to share a shot taken from the first episode of The Mandalorian showing Pascal’s lone warrior playing around with Baby Yoda.
In the caption, Lucasfilm reminds fans that “species age differently,” a little fact that IG-11 (Taika Waititi) shares when the Mandalorian exclaims in surprise that the asset was supposed to be 50 years old.
While the post doesn’t seem to be that much of a surprise, the years of age reveals a whole lot about Baby Yoda. It rules out the possibility of Baby Yoda being a reincarnation of everyone’s favorite Jedi Master – sure he might be Force Sensitive like Yoda, however, The Mandalorian baby was born years into the prequel trilogy.
The Mandalorian picks up five years after the events of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi. That means that Baby Yoda existed around the same time as Yoda did, meaning that the Baby could not have been a reincarnation of the Jedi Master.
Could he be Yoda’s child? Or could the baby be something entirely else?
We can’t wait to see.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian is streaming on Disney+.