'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Director Sam Hargrave Knows Baby Yoda's Real Name and He's Not Telling

'The Mandalorian' director Sam Hargrave knows Baby Yoda's real name, sparking speculation it will be revealed in Season 2.
'The Mandalorian' director Sam Hargrave knows Baby Yoda's real name, sparking speculation it will be revealed in Season 2. | YouTube / GameSpot Universe

Ever since the first episode of The Mandalorian dropped last fall and introduced us to a new adorable creature from a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars fans everywhere have been desperate to figure out any information they can about Baby Yoda, a.k.a. The Child. Though we all know that the little green guy is not actually a younger version of Yoda, the nickname certainly stuck, and until we learn more about his (or her!) identity, that's the name we'll be saying.

Taika Waititi, who directed the final episode of Season 1, previously stated that Baby Yoda has an actual name of his own, though he said he would have to wait for showrunner Jon Favreau to reveal it. With Season 3 of the hit series already in pre-production, no one's to say how soon we'll be learning that name, however a new tease from Sam Hargrave has us thinking it might be by Season 2.

Hargrave, whose resume includes being the stunt coordinator for several Marvel films such as Avengers: Endgame, Deadpool 2, and a handful of others, along with directing the recent Netflix film Extraction, is serving as second unit director for The Mandalorian Season 2, and just dished on the beloved Baby Yoda. As reported by ComicBook.com, he was interviewed by Collider this week, where he admitted he does know all of secrets. "Yes, I know the name of The Child," Hargrave shared. "I carry that secret. It's a very heavy burden."

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Favreau recently confirmed that The Mandalorian Season 2 is still on track for its October debut, so that only leaves us a few more months to speculate what Baby Yoda's real name is—if, in fact, we do find out next season.