It would be an understatement to say that the world has grown attached to calling the character of “The Child” from Star Wars: The Mandalorian “Baby Yoda,” but according to director Taika Waititi, we will have to let go of the pet name eventually.
The JoJo Rabbit filmmaker stopped to speak to The New York Times on the red carpet at the Golden Globes last night, ComicBook.com reports. During the short interview, Waititi confirmed that not only does Baby Yoda have a real name, but that he also knows what it is. As it goes with Star Wars projects, he wouldn’t give up any hints regarding Baby Yoda's true identity, stating, “I’ll wait for [showrunner Jon] Favreau to give that away.”
While we don’t know his real name yet, we have learned quite a bit about the miniature creature over the course of the first season. The Child, or “The Asset” as he is sometimes called, is at least 50 years old, and is being hunted by what’s left of the Empire. He is now on the run with the Mandalorian, who was revealed to be named Din Djarin.
According to a recent tweet from Favreau, fans of the Disney+ series will unfortunately have to wait until fall of this year for the second season. I guess we will just have to keeping “baby”-ing the tiny thing until then.