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Jon Favreau Has Shared Behind The Scenes Footage Of Baby Yoda

Jon Favreau Has Shared Behind The Scenes Footage Of Baby Yoda

Over in the US, millions are celebrating Thanksgiving, a time when families come together to commemorate the pilgrims' first harvest. But as we all know, spending any kind of prolonged stretch of time with your parents and grandparents can be tough for even the most patient among us.

So to help alleviate any tensions, Jon Favreau - the creator of Star Wars: The Mandalorian - has shared a short behind the scenes clip of everyone's new favourite alien, Baby Yoda.

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And it is sure to diffuse any situation. It's bloody adorable.

Posting the clip to his Instagram account, the Iron Man director wrote: "If your Thanksgiving table gets too heated show everyone this video I took on the set of The Mandalorian. #happythanksgiving."

Since the Star Wars spin-off was released, fans have been going crazy for the cute little fella. And for good reason.

But it's not been without its controversy, with many wondering just what the hell the character is actually called. Despite the series being set five years after the 1983 movie Return of the Jedi (in which Actual Yoda died), the internet has settled on Baby Yoda.

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However, while fans have been disagreeing on whether this term should be allowed to stand or not, one the directors of the series, Dave Filoni, has stepped in to settle things. Thank God.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the 45-year-old was asked if it's OK to keep referring to the adorable green alien as 'Baby Yoda'. He responded: "That's fine, all part of the mystery," adding that the nickname for the character is 'very clear, it's very clear'.

But it's not just the name that has caused issues for filmmakers. It was tough to keep the little fella - which is referred to as 'The Child' in the show - under wraps until the series finally aired this month.

He's freaking adorable. Credit: Disney
He's freaking adorable. Credit: Disney

Series creator Jon Favreau thanked the studios for not blowing the surprise and letting fans enjoy the show without having any of the characters leaked through toys or products.

He told Collider: "I have to thank Disney and Lucasfilm, because the way the cat usually gets out of the bag with that stuff is merchandising and toy catalogs and things like that.

"So they really back us up. We really wanted to have it be that you had to watch it yourself, so that every time you watch the show, there are new twists and secrets that come out.

"That requires a lot of restraint from the people who are footing the bill, saying they're gonna hold back on certain things so that the public doesn't know ahead of time. Part of that was holding back on some of the merchandise and holding back on some of the characters."

The Mandalorian is currently available to watch on Disney+ in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. Star Wars nuts in the UK still have a little while longer to wait until they get to see Baby Yoda in action.

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: Instagram, TV and Film, Funny, Interesting, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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