I believe it goes without saying that the entire Star Wars franchise has found its new face in Grogu aka Baby Yoda and since making his debut in The Mandalorian alongside Din Djarin, fans were immediately drawn to the charismatic and lovable Force-wielding creature. Of course, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni can take all the credit in the world for the creation of the Child who has quickly become a Star Wars icon in his own right.
But despite the success of the character from both a creative and marketing standpoint, one man apparently had concerns about the introduction of the character to the Star Wars lore and how his story was going to be explored. According to Filoni, the great George Lucas himself told him about his issues with Grogu. In an excerpt from the Star Wars book The Art of The Mandalorian: Season 2 (via The Direct), it is revealed that the mastermind behind the universally popular science-fiction epic had an influence on Baby Yoda's arc.
Filoni shares: "I had a talk with George, at one point, about the Child, and his main concern was that the kid has to have a proper amount of training." Obviously, the director listened to his mentor and made sure that Grogu had his own Force guide.
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Well, you learn something new every day and it's cool to know that Grogu was somehow a product of collaboration between Filoni and Lucas. Now that we've learned about his decision to reunite with Din Djarin, it'll be interesting to see how his Jedi powers will grow without the tutelage of Luke Skywalker.
Grogu is expected to appear in The Mandalorian Season 3, hitting Disney+ later this year.