Jon Favreau is removing any "Mandalorian" fan doubts about Baby Yoda.
Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and baby Grogu had to reconcile as soon as possible in the season 2 of "Mandalorian" finale, and they seemed to be separated for what we assumed would be a good long time — adding emotion to the narrative.
Favreau had other ideas.
"We couldn't just do a complete reset," Favreau told Empire magazine. "It's going to be interesting to see how this unfolds for those who may not have seen 'The Book of Boba Fett.' But I think 'The Book of Boba Fett' offered a window into the future. You saw what Mando was like without Baby Yoda and we saw what Grogu was like without the Mandalorian, and neither of them was doing too well."
"So the coming back together was a really good plot point that allows us to go back into Season 3, while still maintaining the central relationship," Favreau said.
And while Grogu did not excel under Jedi training, Favreau noted that the series "had to serve both things" and show the character's journey.
“I saw it more like 'Paper Moon,' where the whole thing is about delivering the kid to the blood relative, only to realize that, whether genetically through her father or simply through bonding, Tatum O'Neal will have to end up with Ryan O'Neal. That ending feels really good to me. And this little kid [Grogu] chooses to choose, and Yoda will refuse to give him the lightsaber. Part of you wants to see him develop in that way,
"You have this interesting character who has Jedi training to some extent and Force abilities, but also who is joining the Mandalorian culture, which we've established is something that you can opt into." "Historically, Mandalorians developed all of the tools, armor, and weapons to be able to counteract Jedi's Force abilities," said the speaker.
Pascal, who plays the Mando helmet in "The Mandalorian," recently remarked on the armor used in the film.
Pascal explained that your breath completely fogs up the small slit you can see through. There is no peripheral vision. “It's ironic that you can't see any facial expression because it puts you in the world so completely, and instantly makes the character feel real, but you can't see shit!”