'The Mandalorian': Baby Yoda has a name, says Disney CEO Bob Iger, but will it stick?
The real name of Baby Yoda will be eventually shared with the viewers, revealed Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Baby Yoda from 'The Mandalorian' has been giving fans the fuzzy and warm feels with its cuteness and has become quite the sensation. Honestly, you can't get enough of it.
However, as we all might have guessed, 'Baby Yoda' isn't the cutie's real name. The name will be eventually shared with the viewers, revealed Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Iger added that he had made the mistake of using the name, 'Baby Yoda', in emails to series creator Jon Favreau and "got his wrists slapped many times".
"People really wanted to know, what's its name?" Iger said. "I know its 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." The species is shrouded in mystery, though it was introduced as far back as 'Empire Strikes Back' in 1980, when Yoda was introduced.
However, people are so used to calling the little 'Child' 'Baby Yoda', that it seems rather difficult that any other name will stick.
Will the name begin with Y as well? Quite likely. The one female creature from the species that we know of, is named Yaddle, and she was part of the Jedi Council in 'Star Wars: Phantom Menace'. However, not all Yoda species start with Y, as is evident with the name 'Minch', who appeared in 'Star Wars' comics.
There's some slightly disappointing news for fans. They might have to wait a bit for the Baby Yoda plush toy, which won't arrive till March 2020. This dearth of Baby Yoda merchandise has upset fans, as they've been rushing to sites to pre-order the toy.
Favreau recognized the absurdity of not having the merchandise for Christmas and said he had specifically requested executives not risk Baby Yoda being spoiled through leaks from toy manufacturers, asking them to prolong ordering toys.
"By holding back on that one product, we knew that we may have had the disadvantage of not having toys available day and date, but what we got in exchange was excitement surrounding the character, because everybody felt like they discovered him together," he told The Hollywood Reporter.
The final episode of 'The Mandalorian' will air on December 27.