Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Warning: SPOILERS ahead for The Mandalorian. But these individual creators, most of whom craft by hand, are getting inundated with responses and requests. Yoda hoped that being a teacher would help guide Anakin's emotional development and steer him away from the Dark Side. He tweets here: @kevinjameswong. Welcome to FANDOM’s complete in-canon Star Wars saga timeline… When Star Wars: A New Hope arrived in theaters in 1977, it didn’t have an episode number or even a tag line. Like all of us, she fell for the little guy in an instant. Since the end of the Skywalker saga with The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars has proven itself to be a franchise capable of pivoting into new and exciting worlds. Hasbro announced a Baby Yoda plush doll, action figures, and collectibles, which are currently available for pre-order on their official site. The Mandalorian, meanwhile, takes place in 9 ABY. Yoda's death in Return of the Jedi is a deeply moving scene but it never totally made sense. Baby Yoda's real name and his Jedi backstory from during the Clone Wars is revealed during The Mandalorian season 2, episode 5, "Chapter 13: The Jedi", with the Child unveiled as being called Grogu. Freelance writer living in Queens, NY. But we could certainly venture a guess, such as using him to create some sort of a superweapon. Prior to The Mandalorian, what happens after Return of the Jedi but before Star Wars: The Force Awakens was largely unexplored. Let’s see who lived and who survived. And as excited as most fans are to learn the identity of the mysterious, cloaked man in the spurs (good money is on Boba Fett), we already have something else that we can always look forward to: the cuteness overload that is The Child, better known as Baby Yoda. Whether this is Yoda's child or another Force-sensitive member of his species, The Mandalorian is poised to reveal much more about this mysterious creature. The final shot, of The Child reaching out to grasp the Mandalorian's finger, was heartwarming and sentimental in the best way. This toy is poised to be the Tickle-Me-Elmo / Furby / Cabbage Patch Doll of the holiday season. You can pre-order the figure for $350, or pay in installments of $52.50 per month. A later sequence, during which a droid tried to kill Baby Yoda triggered the same type of anxiety. No one knows if Baby Yoda would die and perish, be in seclusion, or reemerge again when he is able and ready to hold on to his own in the hundred of years to come in the Star Wars saga. The reveal raises plenty of questions, but The Mandalorian following Return of the Jedi provides us with two key pieces of information on the baby. But, the age of "baby Yoda" goes to show that this 50-year-old child alien has been around throughout the Star Wars story. The following events took place in the year 4 ABY,7 also known as 3281 LY according to the Lothal Calendar4 and year 7981 in the C.R.C. In Episode 5, Baby Yoda touched down on Tatooine, and while the Mandalorian looked for work, the ship's mechanic-for-hire, played by Amy Sedaris, had to play babysitter. Sideshow announces that it is selling a 1:1 scaled version of Baby Yoda. Episode 6 of The Mandalorian was not Baby Yoda-centric. He has a tiny, floating space crib. This won’t affect the price you pay and helps us offer the best product recommendations. And eventually, the better part of him won out. Disney+ is now available in the U.S. Born 900 years before the Battle of Endor, Yoda belonged to an ancient and mysterious species. Baby Yoda then passed out from the exertion. Our imaginations ran wild. During filming, Favreau had the director shoot two shots of the same scene: one with the Baby Yoda puppet, and another 'blank slate' shot, just in case they decided to use a completely digital baby Yoda post-production. Cooper Hood is a news and feature writer for Screen Rant. The Mandalorian is … It seems, given this is a 50-year-old baby, and that Yoda was 900 when he died, that this species ages differently than humans. If you want to sign up for Disney+, while also supporting Screen Rant, you can do so through our affiliate partnership link. "The series timeline takes place after 'Return of the Jedi,'" explained Favreau. But already, people are permanently inking their bodies with pictures of Baby Yoda. The Mandalorian taking place 5 years after Return of the Jedi offers up additional insight to the first episode's big twist. He stole Baby Yoda back and escaped, but at great cost. Cooper’s love for movies began by watching Toy Story and Lion King on repeat as a child, but it wasn't until The Avengers that he took an invested interest in movies and the filmmaking process, leading him to discover the world of film journalism. Who could actually show up in Season 2? The bounty hunter discovers that his “50-year-old” target is actually a goddamn infant, of the same species as Yoda. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) arrives on Dagobah to seek his guidance, having been instructed to do so by the Force ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), who describes him as "the Jedi Master who instructed me." Disney and Lucasfilm unveils the most adorable Baby Yoda thus far on Good Morning America: a Hasbro plush that coos, giggles, and waves its left hand like it's channeling the Force. While The Mandalorian may star characters who look like fan-favorites, the show's main bounty hunter, droids, aliens, and such are all new individuals. As such, the timeline doesn’t support the notion that our collective bundle of joy is the actual Yoda, who dies — at 900 years old — in “The Return of the Jedi.” AD Disney has scant merchandise available, and artistic fans have stepped up to fill the demand. Baby Yoda seems like one of the only things worth saving in this hellscape. Lucasfilm. The Mandalorian timeline in Star Wars: Where are Luke, Leia, Han, and more? Despite mixed reviews, The Mandalorian is getting massive views on Disney+. Even before 'The Mandalorian' season 2 came out on Disney+, 'Star Wars' fans yearned to know if Baby Yoda was the same creature as Yoda from the 'Star Wars' franchise. The duo fly off into the unknown. Unless you're planning to enter the annual mosh pit on Black Friday, scour the Internet and check out other online retailers. The doll won't ship until April 1, 2020, and you should get it on April 3. Whenever comics or books did dive into this time period though, it was either shortly after the end of the original trilogy or a few years before Disney and Lucasfilm's relaunch. So … The Internet has remixed this scene to have Baby Yoda and the Mandalorian fighting over the radio. Another episode of The Mandalorian means another meme-worthy photo of Baby Yoda—this time, he's sipping soup. Filmmaker Werner Herzog, who played The Client in The Mandalorian, called Favreau and his executive producer "cowards" for their overly safe approach. By taking place after Return of the Jedi, one important detail to remember is that it means these events are happening after Yoda died. Prior to the reveal of "baby Yoda," only one other member from Yoda's species has been seen, which was Yaddle during the prequels. It was when The Mandalorian delivered Baby Yoda to The Client, and you see the space crib floating out of the room as Baby Yoda peeks over it. After a solid hour of wall-to-wall action and dimly-lit spaces, this was our first glimpse at the main character's deeply buried humanity. Thereafter, Yoda was paired up with a personal mentor. The first episode of The Mandalorian ends with a big twist to Star Wars lore. Baby Yoda is a necessary counterpoint to the overall dark tone of the series. While this is happening, Moff Gideon cuts himself out of his ruined TIE fighter with the legendary darksaber. As it turned out, he needn't have worried; the Baby Yoda on the show is almost entirely a practical effect. He still shows up as a Force ghost, however, to advise and help characters in need. Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Here, for your enjoyment and education, is a brief timeline of Baby Yoda, the most beloved, new Star Wars character since BB-8. Now that the series is out, we know precisely when it takes place in the Star Wars timeline. Yoda lived and died before The Mandalorian begins. As with everything else, however, you're going to have to wait; the products won't ship until May 2020. The Mandalorian, meanwhile, takes place in 9 ABY. While The Mandalorian goes on a mission to capture or kill a 50-year-old being, he - and viewers - were surprised to learn that the target is actually a baby from the same species as Yoda. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Yaddle was captured and imprisoned in a chamber deep beneath the ground by Tulak, and subjected to various forms of torture. I am die heart Star Wars fan . Wal-Mart finally put up pre-orders for a Baby Yoda plush doll. Suffice to say, the episode ends with Baby Yoda in real jeopardy—a perfect setup for the final episode of Season 1. It was just called Star Wars.This film was a sensation and became the most influential science fiction film in history.The Empire Strikes Back He just threw a giant lightning to kill everyone at once ️ — Flilis Skywalker ☀️ Not us united ☀️ (@flilisoffexegol) December 18, 2020 The planets are barren or overrun with hostiles. For instance, the birth of Anakin Skywalker and Baby Yoda (41 BBY in the old chronology), the foundation of the New Republic (5 ABY), or even the actual death of Emperor Palpatine in The Rise of Skywalker (31 ABY). There is almost no decent official merchandise currently available for Baby Yoda. Every year Cooper looks forward to seeing the latest blockbusters from the likes of Marvel, DC, and Star Wars, but also loves the rush to catch up on Oscar films near the end of the year. This is huge. It shows that beyond its surface cuteness, the character is really beginning to resonate, emotionally, with fans. In fact, it would be born right around the same time as Anakin Skywalker. But Baby Yoda made brief appearances at the beginning and end of the episode. I know Disney will be airing a Boba Fett series before the Mandalorian series 3 , in December 2021. November 12, 2019: A legend is born. You can pre-order either a standard-sized version or a life-sized version. Follow Cooper on Twitter @MovieCooper. What could this character be capable of, given training and experience? By now, the Baby Yoda craze was in full swing. Baby Yoda is 50 years old. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. From that perspective, this new timeline will only confuse fans and fan sites, and force a massive effort to conform to the new dates. A one-stop shop for all things video games. When he isn’t writing about or watching new releases, Cooper is a fantasy football obsessive and looking to expand his Blu-Ray collection – because physical media is still king! Jon Favreaeu took the opportunity to melt everyone's hearts when he posted some concept art for Baby Yoda. He just threw a giant lightning to kill everyone at once ️ — Flilis Skywalker ☀️ Not us united ☀️ (@flilisoffexegol) December 18, 2020 All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. calendar.6 1 Events 2 Battles 3 Deaths 4 Appearances 4.1 Non-canon appearances 5 Sources 6 Notes and references Han Solo is rescued from Jabba the Hutt. She first joined Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi at the Battle of Christophsis. © Complex Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Or else, Disney might lose millions of subscribers if Baby Yoda disappears too soon. He's a small, 50-year-old baby with big ears and big, bright eyes. The episode concludes with Mando and Baby Yoda formalizing their clan of two; Mando is to watch over the child as if he were his father. Here's how the show taking place AFTER Return of the Jedi impacts it. One is cute; a room full of them might make our hearts explode. Kylo Ren did not slice Grogu in a half. There was a moment in Episode 3 that ripped everyone's hearts out. According to IMDbPro, his age-playing range is 8-11. The Mandalorian is … He graduated college in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Media & Public Communication, with a minor in Media Production. Whoa. The timeline is clear: Yoda is the illicit love child of Yoda and Yaddle, who was a member of the Jedi Council circa The Phantom Menace. He is largely a puppet, enhanced by CGI. Did anyone die during season 2 of The Mandalorian? And when one of the criminals (played by comedian Bill Burr) picked him up, we all froze, and then gasped as Burr accidentally dropped Baby Yoda. Based on the context clues, we'll be seeing a lot of Gideon and hopefully, a reveal of Baby Yoda's race of beings. So naturally, we were expecting some middle-aged, hardened criminal; we weren't expecting a pre-literate infant. Baby Yoda is not actual Yoda, because The Mandalorian happens six years after Return of the Jedi, the moviein which Yoda died. He was strong in the Force, and when a massive space rhinoceros was inches from killing the Mandalorian, Baby Yoda levitated the beast into the air, giving our hero enough time to kill it. It is revealed that, roughly 30 years prior, he was placed in training on the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. He passed away at the beginning of the film on Dagobah. She's living the dream. But as the bounty hunter droid helpfully pointed out, different species age at different rates (Yoda was over 900 years old, so a 50-year-old child doesn't seem too odd in that context). This seems obvious to me. Even if they didn't have a million plush dolls sitting in a warehouse, they could have had the assembly lines ready to spring into action. The baby is another individual of Yoda’s species, we’ve just yet to know more about them. Honestly, the biggest argument against whether Baby Yoda is now doomed to be destroyed because of the Jedi Master he stays with is a tonal one. Without getting into too many spoilers, we're reminded that even though Baby Yoda can do harmless tricks with the Force, like make things float and heal people, he also has the potential to cause death and violence, especially since he's so little, and doesn't necessarily understand the impact of his actions. The fictional timeline of the Star Wars is getting every more complicated with sequels, prequels and spinoffs planned through 2020. As he was keenly attuned to the Force, he joined the Jedi Order as a youngling. The Mandalorian himself is a faceless terror to the criminals he rounds up, a Clint Eastwood badass with a spaceship instead of a horse. A popular GIF from Episode 4 is when Baby Yoda is pressing random buttons in the Mandalorian's ship, looking to see if he can draw a reaction from his caretaker. There are totes, mugs, and T-shirts available with the Baby Yoda concept art on it, but it's nothing that you couldn't throw together on a customized T-shirt app. It cannot be overstated: She got to cuddle Baby Yoda. He can use The Force, but owing to his youth, he tuckers out easily. 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