The creator has met The Child. While the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian kept its co-lead under wraps until the series aired, it didn’t take long for the world to fall in love with “Baby Yoda.” Officially referred to as “The Child” in the script, the young character is basically the ward of Pedro Pascal’s titular bounty hunter throughout the first season of the Disney+ series. Creator Jon Favreau opted to go old school and bring Baby Yoda to life mostly using a puppet, although there are instances throughout the first season where CGI was used.
But this means there exists a physical puppet of The Internet’s Son, and yesterday Favreau shared a photo of a very special someone holding Baby Yoda: George Lucas. Indeed, the Star Wars architect met his spawn, and the result is an adorably awkward photo that resembles a grandfather holding his grandson for the first time.