The Mandalorian Creator Finally Reveals Truth Behind Grogu's Species

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I think we can all agree that Grogu has served as the poster "child" for the Star Wars franchise for the past three years but what's quite intriguing is we still don't know much about the spellbinding character. The Mandalorian has yet to answer which species he belongs to but due to his obvious resemblance to Jedi Master Yoda, it comes as no surprise how many are convinced that they're related.

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There's also a long-standing theory that Grogu might be a clone of Yoda or Yaddle which isn't something farfetched, especially how Season 2 seemingly confirmed that Moff Gideon has been orchestrating his own cloning business. Now, Jon Favreau is finally breaking his silence to lay all these theories to rest.

Speaking with Empire Magazine, The Mandalorian showrunner finally put an end to the persistent theories surrounding Grogu's origin and the species he belongs to. Debunking the clone rumors, Favreau said: "We knew it wasn't Yoda - anybody who knows the timeframe [five years after Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi knows that it can't be him. Is it a clone? There's a lot of cloning going on. But he's his own person, with his own history."

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As it stands, the name of Yoda and Yaddle's species remains unknown and it's something the franchise still hasn't answered. Now that Favreau revealed that Grogu is in no way related to the two, this just gave the beloved character an air of mystery. Now, the real question is, will we ever know Baby Yoda's actual backstory or is it something Lucasfilm intends to keep inexplicable? Season 3 may have the answers.

The third season of The Mandalorian is hitting Disney+ on March 1, 2023.