The release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may come and go, but as it turns out, Baby Yoda will always hold a special place in fans’ hearts. Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, recently made an appearance on The Star Wars Show and talked about the tiny alien who successfully captured hearts all over the fandom. He also talked about what Baby Yoda’s real name might be but remained careful enough to not give anything away.
Discussion On Baby Yoda’s Real Name
Bob Iger revealed that he’s discussed with Jon Favreau several times regarding the biggest surprise that’s coming from The Mandalorian. Naturally, Igor was ahead with his ideas compared to others, especially since he knew Baby Yoda was coming. However, nobody expected the Disney+ series to reveal such an exciting announcement. Most of the excitement revolves around fans wondering who Baby Yoda is, along with the continuing curiosity around the Mandalorian himself.
Bob Iger On Baby Yoda’s Name
“The world is referring to the character as Baby Yoda, and that’s a no-no. I got chastised in my early emails to Jon Favreau for referencing Baby Yoda. It just seemed so easy. I got my wrists slapped a bunch of times by Jon. ‘It’s not Baby Yoda!’ Okay, okay. It doesn’t have to say anything, it just emotes. It moves the ears and the eyes. So darn intriguing. People really wanted to know, what’s its name? What’s its real name? Do you know it’s real name by the way? I know it’s real name, and it is one of the reasons I’ve got all this extra security now. I don’t want to be given some kind of truth serum by someone.”
Explanation For Keeping Baby Yoda’s Name A Mystery
“We didn’t tell anyone about that character’s presence in the series or even the first episode. I know that there’s this feeling that it’s the holiday season and everyone wants to buy their children’s toys, etc. and so on. They’re not really out there and that’s because if we had given the design out to hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. We didn’t want to do that, so people will have to wait. Which I think is a good thing in this case.” Bob Iger also added that the surprise at Baby Yoda’s real name will be a good thing for future Star Wars releases.