J.J Abrams explains the importance of Baby Yoda in the Star Wars universe

Baby Yoda

The film director referred to the character of “The Mandalorian” saying that his appearance is something that makes the franchise special.

Baby Yoda

The premiere of “The Mandalorian” has left fans delighted with Baby Yoda, a character who is equal to the Jedi master, but is not him. The appearance of the creature has taken social networks, as users have massively shared the images that are seen chapter after chapter. It is the same that has attracted attention, as it can be noticed that practically fans are more interested in what happens with the character than what will happen in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, a film that is soon to be released . This fact motivated that, in the prelude to the premiere of the third film of the third trilogy of the galactic saga, Esquire has decided to ask J.J Abrams what he thinks about what Baby Yoda is generating in the public. But beyond giving a simple opinion about what happens, the filmmaker decided to make a complete reflection on what the character represents, both for the audience and for the saga itself.

Baby Yoda

“Look, I think the fun thing about telling stories in this galaxy is that you can take things that are familiar to you and you can adjust them, increase them, comment on them, continue them,” said the film director, adding: “It’s a world that is seeking to expand. I mean, the original films did the most remarkable thing by referring to the Clone Wars, the Empire, the Senate, and the Ancient Wars, never showing any of these things beyond a painting of this past canvas”. Star Wars is constantly expanding and the ability to choose a character like Yoda and say: ‘What would happen if we created a Yoda baby?’. The reason why these things are reasonable for people is because it is not just about nostalgia but something significant, a story that has a lot of depth, roots, power and resonates with a human heart, a beating heart, “explained JJ Abrams. If fans look at the timeline of the galactic saga, they may notice that “The Mandalorian” is set after “Return of the Jedi,” a film where Luke Skywalker joins a mission in which he meets Yoda. According to Abrams, this is the center of Star Wars. “This is the kind of thing that, when they are successful, when there is something that feels like an ‘attraction’, it is not just tender but it implies a story. It awakens the imagination,” said the filmmaker. “That’s the question, whether it’s bringing Lando back to find out what he was in, introducing a new character and a new droid or a brief glimpse of Baby Yoda. All these things are about the possibility, the potential, and that’s the heart of what Star Wars is, “said JJ Abrams.