The Mandalorian is a hit new (well, relatively new, as it has been out for a year now) Star Wars TV show currently airing on Disney+. One of the main characters of the show, and now proving to be one of the most popular, despite the character not really having a proper name, is “The Child,” a young alien of Yoda's species. Incorrectly and immaturely named “Baby Yoda” by social media, it was inevitable that pop vinyls and other merchandise of The Child would appear sooner or later. Now Funko have revealed their latest figure: a depiction of The Child with the egg canister, from The Mandalorian season 2's “Chapter 10: The Passenger.”
The Star Wars sequel trilogy has stirred a lot of discourse. After seeing the events that played out on the screen, fans were left wondering how George Lucas would have executed the sequel trilogy. We heard recently that Lucas had intended to have Luke be in exile and die in Episode VIII. He also came up with the idea of having the sequels focus on a female Jedi. And a while back, Lucas had said that the films would have included a micro-biotic world, whatever that would have looked like. Now, we have more info that sounds familiar and somewhat surprising, but also not too surprising.
As the hype continues to grow for The Mandalorian season 2, there has been even more upcoming footage released in the form of a teaser trailer.
Many Star Wars fans are already familiar with the formidable race of nomadic tribes known as the Tusken Raiders, who inhabit Tatooine and live in different areas across the sand of Dune Sea. They had appeared a handful of times in the movies within the Skywalker saga, and recently they had their time to shine in The Mandalorian. The Tusken Raiders’ history has been somewhat sidelined by the mainstream canon. But are you aware of the Tusken in Legends who became a Jedi and joined the dark side as a Sith Lord in Dark Horse’s Star Wars comics? This was the prequel era of Star Wars films, long before the Expanded Universe stories were eliminated from canon.
Boba Fett: one of the most popular and interesting characters in the history of Star Wars, and not just that, but all of pop culture. His signature Mandalorian armor has reverberated with Star Wars fans all over the globe, and ever since his debut canonical appearance in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, has spurred interest in Mandalorian culture and lore. With the bits and pieces of light shed on these in The Clone Wars and Rebels TV shows, we finally have the hit TV show The Mandalorian. And Boba Fett, although rumored to be deceased, as he was thrown into the Sarlacc it during the events of Star Wars: The Return Of The Jedi, is set to return to the screen.
Out of every piece of modern human media, there is arguably none more beloved than Star Wars. First released in 1977 by relatively unknown filmmaker George Lucas (who previously directed the hit American Graffiti, for which was nominated for Best Picture as well as writing and directing, on top of having directed the post-diner montage in The Godfather), the film was an instant mega-hit, becoming the highest grossing film of all time not adjusted for inflation, but only taking second place when adjusted for inflation. It garnered ten Oscar nominations (including Best Picture and another nominations for Lucas for writing and directing), winning seven of them.
As a Star Wars fan, The Mandalorian has been one of my most anticipated shows this year.
However, the second episode of season 2 seems more like a filler episode, but in the best horrific way possible!
Were you left with questions after you saw The Rise of Skywalker for the first time in theaters last December? Did you wonder how The Mandalorian could be so epic while the sequel trilogy was what it was? Were you baffled as to how The Child fit into the storyline or ponder about the fact that there was absolutely no mention of any characters from The Mandalorian throughout this entire trilogy? Some Star Wars may have been relieved about the fact that The Mandalorian had yet to cross paths with the sequel trilogy. However, considering the mysterious significance of The Child to the Empire, in the years following the fall of the Empire (The Mandalorian is set in 9 ABY), was The Child not worthy of a nod? Clearly, maintaining the secrecy of The Mandalorian storyline is a higher priority at Lucasfilm than anything else, which is understandable, but to a fan, a little frustrating.
Star Wars is such a huge franchise that it is filled with many questions. Some questions are meant to be there and get answered one way or another, and other questions are perceived by audiences as something like "plot holes," whether they know what that means or not. An interesting question posed by CBR, however, is why Obi-Wan Kenobi waited so long to start training Luke.
The recently published The Star Wars Book by Lucasfilm retcons much of Supreme Leader Snoke's backstory. The book explains why Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious needed him at all.
A long time devoted Star Wars fan, the late Peter Simpson, who passed away last December in England and ascended to the title of Luminous Being, as reported by The Times of London, left a trove of collectible Star Wars toys and other memorabilia to his neighbors, an elderly couple. This collection was valued at more than half a million US dollars.
One of the riskiest things that Star Wars universe has had to overcome since the beginning with Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return of the Jedi, is the fact that they have so much to live up to. Star Wars: A New Hope and the subsequent 2 films were revolutionary not just in the film world with new technology and ways of filming, but also with the story and characters. Sure, there had been some science fiction stories before 1977 when Star Wars: A New Hope was released. But they couldn’t hold a candle to Star Wars. It was just so unique and different and even though the story was simple and follows the traditional story arc from the beginning to the end, it is unforgettable.