‘The Mandalorian’ Showrunner’s Discuss How They Kept “Baby Yoda” a Secret

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‘The Mandalorian’ Showrunner’s Discuss How They Kept “Baby Yoda” a Secret. Entertainment Tonight spoke with The Mandalorian showrunner’s Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau on how they managed to keep “Baby Yoda” a complete secret up until the premiere on Disney+.

The Star Wars Universe of fans were shaken by the news of “Baby Yoda” after the premiere of The Mandalorian on Disney+. Though the background of this creature has yet to be revealed it is revered as one of the best kept secrets, right along the lines of the infamous “No… I am your father!” reveal from Darth Vader to Luke in Empire Strikes Back. Fans were floored by the prospect of what this could mean for the story as well as having a new character to fall in love with.

*Disclaimer: We KNOW it’s not actually Yoda, but we have no idea what the species or name of this adorable little guy is, so we will refer to it as “Baby Yoda” until a proper name is given in the series.

Indeed, “Baby Yoda” has been an instant hit with immediate call for merchandise and other promotional material being highly sought after, especially for the holidays.

During the premiere night for The Mandalorian, showrunner’s Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni spoke about how hard it was to keep this a secret up until the big reveal and how they truly had the support of the studio and Disney to make the story in a way that was true to form with their support to hold off on selling merchandise in order to keep the secrets for the series. Check out their insightful interview with ET here:

The Mandalorian is currently streaming exclusively on Disney+, with a second season well underway.

Where you surprised by the reveal of “Baby Yoda” at the end of Episode 1? Are you already dreaming of watching next weeks episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+? What other shows and movies have you been enjoying so far on the new streaming service? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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