It seems crazy thinking back now, but apparently Dave Filoni was initially against the idea of ”Baby Yoda” for The Mandalorian. I have to admit, when I first heard some rumors about the character, I also wondered about the decision. However, Grogu, as we now know his name, has become an essential component of the dynamics at play in The Mandalorian.
Here’s what Filoni had to say in the most recent Disney Gallery – Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3, now streaming on Disney+. Transcript of comics.
“You know, like in season one, Jon wants to do a Baby Yoda. I’m like, ‘What? Why? Why would we do that? That doesn’t seem like a good idea,'” Filoni said in the doc.
He added: “But, you put that initial fear aside and say, ‘Okay, well, let’s really look at this.’ And I was like, ‘Jon, if you’re going to do this, I’ll be right there with you. Because I know Yoda is one of George’s favorite characters and we can’t spoil this.
Still, I think it would be fair to say that “Baby Yoda” worked and the character is almost universally loved by star wars Fans. Yes, it was a scary idea, and the way the fan base is, it’s hard to take risks in this franchise now. However, when these risks pay off, as Command S1-2 And Andorthen we get great content.
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The reactions our story above has received over the weekend have been astounding. I get that the Sequel Trilogy kinda sucked overall, but I didn’t like Rey or Finn. If anything, Finn just needed more to do and maybe his Force awakening came sooner. But yeah, it’s all about the writing for me not the characters or the actors.
Of course, what will happen is that those who hate the idea of Finn and Rey returning won’t be going to see it on opening weekend. It’s something that I think Lucasfilm is going to have to accept. This section of people won’t be coming back anytime soon. So for me, doing a sequel to The Rise of Skywalker is a huge risk, and maybe I still wouldn’t have taken it myself. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see if Boyega agrees to come back?
Sometimes, like Baby Yoda, we have to allow these creators to take risks. Yet at the same time, if you don’t like what they’re doing, why not talk about it? I know I am. What do you think of the news that Dave Filoni was initially against the idea of ”Baby Yoda” for The Mandalorian? Thoughts below, as always.