The Mandalorian series became the first major hit for Disney + and surprised fans of the Star Wars saga by bringing Baby Yoda, known in the attraction only as “The Child”. His appearance was so shocking that after the end of the first season, everyone was wondering: in these times of leakage and constant monitoring, how did those involved manage to keep this secret so well?.
The answers came this week on a program behind the scenes of The Mandalorian. In a panel recorded before the pandemic of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), showrunner Jon Favreau gave more details about the production, along with directors Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow and Rick Famuyiwa.
Bryce revealed that her young children were on the set “practically every day,” and the little ones’ fascination with Baby Yoda helped inspire her to record the now-iconic soup-eating pose. “What a miracle, even with all the kids on the set and the fixation they had [for Baby Yoda], the secret was not revealed,” said Favreau.
“It was a true testimony of Bryce who, somehow, managed to keep his children from telling everyone they knew. I remember that you used to have a whole ritual with the children, to reinforce that they had to help”, continued the showrunner. “I reminded my children, every day when they went to school: ‘What don’t we talk about? Baby [Yoda]! ‘” Added Bryce.
About the second season?
With the instant success of the first year of The Mandalorian, even before the display of the season finale at Disney had already confirmed two more seasons for its streaming platform. The production continues in progress, obviously affected by the pandemic of COVID-19, and there are more details about what lies ahead – this time the secrets seem not to be kept so well.
Among the rumours that have appeared behind the scenes recently are the presence of Timothy Olyphant ( Santa Clarita Diet ), in some role still unknown. Rosario Dawson would be confirmed as the popular Jedi Ahsoka Tano, of Clone Wars; and Temuera Morrison must return to the role of Boba Fett, Star Wars most famous Mandalorian before the Disney + series.
About Boba Fett, in fact, Favreau said only that his participation could be nostalgic. The character has always been worshipped but has never been more prominent in the original trilogy. With its confirmation in the second season, it remains to be seen how it will fit into the story, as the events of The Mandalorian take place after the bounty hunter dies devoured by the Sarlacc Pit in Return of the Jedi.
“We all love Boba Fett, but we never got as much of him as we wanted. He even appeared on The Return of the Jedi. We wanted someone who could live up to what we expected to see when we were younger “, suggesting that the participation of the character and the actor who played him in the second trilogy may refer to some reference from the past.