‘Star Wars’ Fans Are Going Apeshit Over A Huge, Tiny Throwback In ‘The Mandalorian’

Considering it’s attached to the most popular film universe of all time, we still don’t know too much about the world of Disney+’s new Star Wars show, The Mandalorian. We’re aware it’s about a bounty hunter in the same vein as Boba Fett, who gets caught up in some intergalactic nastiness, but details are still pretty sparse: until the streaming service debuts in Australia next week, we won’t really know what’s up.

Sorry folks, you’ll just have to wait to see how it all pans out. Sad but true.

Wait, hold up, we’re just receiving reports that


That’s right motherfuckers, your favourite space gremlin is back, and he’s tiny this time! Not even in an elderly and stooped kind of way, as he appeared in the first six Star Wars flicks, but properly petite. Baby Yoda. Baby. Yoda.

Reports from our unwashed American cousins, who were granted access to Disney+ days before us, reveal the titular Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) approaches some kind of metal incubator, where the little green bastard is swaddled up like he’s not some kind of immensely powerful space demigod.

Some dialogue reveals old mate is literally old mate – 50-years-old mate, to be precise – and that his species doesn’t age like others. Then the Mandalorian and our lemur-eyed friend have a cute little moment.

That reveal, at the end of the first episode, churned Star Wars Twitter into overdrive.


Now, there’s one thing we have to address here. Technically speaking, this might not be Yoda. The Mandalorian supposedly takes place a few years after the canonical events of Return Of The Jedi, in which Yoda actually died and farted off to the Force realm. Unless the guy enacted some kind of insane regeneration ploy audiences were unaware of, this bundle of fan service is unlikely to actually be, you know, Yoda.

Then again, that is obviously baby Yoda. We’ll hopefully learn more when the series arrives in Australia on November 19.