The Child (commonly referred to as Baby Yoda) has become one of the biggest internet sensations of the past few years — and for good reason, just look at him!
The little guy appeared in the new Disney+ Star Wars show, The Mandalorian, and instantly won over our hearts with his wide-eyed stare, and big floppy ears. Contrary to popular belief, ‘Baby Yoda’ is actually not a young version of the Jedi sage, but a separate character of the same alien species. Along with the show’s lead, the Mandalorian, The Child is the only character to appear in all eight episodes of the show’s much-loved first season.
Since his reveal in the series premiere, the internet has fallen in love with The Child and dubbed him Baby Yoda. Since then, he’s been used in countless memes and traveled to nearly every part of the internet thanks to his undeniable cuteness. Fun fact: The Child is a puppet — not CGI — thanks to film legend and Mandalorian guest-star Werner Herzog. He insisted on Baby Yoda being a puppet and even called the showrunners “cowards” for thinking otherwise.
And if you’ve been a fan of Baby Yoda and all of his impossible cuteness for the past year, you’ll be happy to know he and the rest of the cast of The Mandalorian are set to return soon! That’s right, The Mandalorian Season Two hits Disney+ October 30th.
Ahead of the release, Disney dropped us all a little teaser trailer. As you can see from the clip below, you’ll get your fill of tense man-to-man showdowns, fast-paced space flights, and (of course) Baby Yoda doing cute Baby Yoda things. The trailer also does a good job giving us an idea of what to expect from the next season, with the Mandalorian responsible for delivering Baby Yoda to the Jedi.
We don’t know much else, but hey, Baby Yoda standing in the snow looking all cute was really all it took to get us excited. So bring it on! But, if you’re looking to satisfy your Baby Yoda fix leading up to the Season Two premiere, read on for the best Baby Yoda merch this side of the galaxy.
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