So, is that adorable infant introduced in The Mandalorian a baby Yoda, or not? According to one of the Disney+ show's stars, that's going to remain a mystery for the time being.
“You have to see the shows to figure out who this baby Yoda really is, and what he is all about, or even if he is really a baby Yoda,” said actor Carl Weathers. Weathers plays Greef Carga, head of the Bounty Hunters Guild who doles out assignments to The Mandalorian and other bounty hunters.
“He has his own name, and he is very interesting and very knowledgeable and very cute,” Weathers added. “I never use that word, but he is a cute little guy.”
If the infant character does indeed have his own name -- and not Yoda's -- it would align with the fact that the 900-year-old Yoda has already been dead for several years, relative to The Mandalorian's timeline. That's not to say the baby couldn't be a clone or have some other relationship to the legendary Jedi Master, however.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The first two episodes are streaming now on Disney+.