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‘The Mandalorian’ Director Addresses If ‘Baby Yoda’ Is An Acceptable Nickname
By Thanussha Priyah, 22 Nov 2019
Image via IMDb
The space creature nicknamed as “Baby Yoda” on Disney+’s The Mandalorian has had everyone swooning over its cuteness. Even its original concept art has left viewers in awe.
Though the character is being referred to as “the Child,” the internet has dubbed it as “Baby Yoda” due to its resemblance with the wise Yoda from the Star Wars franchise. Its big round eyes project innocence, resulting in it being called an infant—even though it is supposed to be 50 years old.
Many Star Wars purists, however, are not pleased with the term as the creature isn’t Yoda, who passed on before the creature was introduced.
Audiences have wondered about the exact species of Yoda, and if it is right to use the “Baby Yoda” moniker.
The answer is finally here. It’s alright. One of the directors of the series, Dave Filoni, responded at a red carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight that it is not a problem to call it “Baby Yoda.”
“That’s fine, all part of the mystery,” he explained, adding that the rationale behind the character’s nickname was “very clear.”
So, it’s out there now: “Baby Yoda” is safe for use.
*cough* saying Baby Yoda is fine pic.twitter.com/rbBTl2KPby— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) November 20, 2019
[via LadBible, images via IMDb]
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