The latest in fan art for Star Wars' Disney+ series The Mandalorian replaces Baby Simba from The Lion King with Baby Yoda. The highly-anticipated series made its grand debut when the streaming service launched on November 12. Although reviews for the series were mixed following the release of the first episode, fans couldn't help but bond over one character in particular. Following a thrilling gunfight to track down the camp where "The Asset" was located, the biggest scene-stealer appeared at the very end of episode 1: Baby Yoda. The character, who's actually called "The Child" in the series, is an infant of the same species as Yoda and has grown to become one of fans' favorite parts of the new show.
Many viewers have speculated as to what role "The Child" will play in the ongoing narrative arc of season 1. Considering he was left out of all marketing for the series, it's clear that he's a very important piece in the shows overall puzzle. With episode 3 on the horizon in the 8 episode season, there's hope that more secrets will be revealed as to what his purpose is. But, until that day comes, Star Wars social media channels, along with Jon Favreau, have joined in the Baby Yoda fever by sharing photos and concept art of the adorable 50-year-old being. Now, another piece of fan art is putting the character in a very different Disney property.
Digital artist BossLogic created a fantastic piece of art that features Baby Yoda being held up by the Mandalorian atop Pride Rock in the same style as Baby Simba from The Lion King. BossLogic joked that he's, "trying to make a series of these," which could be a fun and hilarious way to fit the adorable character into some of Disney's other big properties. After all, it doesn't seem like Baby Yoda fever will be going away anytime soon, so why not have some fun with it. Check out the full photo here:
It's clear that the relationship between the Mandalorian, named Dyn Jarren (Pedro Pascal), and Baby Yoda will play a major role as the series continues on. Already the characters have formed a strong bond, especially after episode 2. It's also clear that Baby Yoda is more powerful than many fans already anticipate. The adorable infant is also force-sensitive and wasn't afraid to show off his ability in the series' latest episode. It's only a matter of time before more secrets unravel as to what Baby Yoda is capable of and why he matters so much to The Client.
Many fans have speculated that Baby Yoda is actually part of a cloning scheme. One eagle-eyed viewer noticed a Kaminoan emblem in episode 1 on Doctor Pershing's sleeve, a symbol from the Kamino cloning facility. This could either mean that Baby Yoda is a clone of real Yoda or someone that Pershing is interested in cloning. Even if this theory is a stretch, it's still fun to speculate on. And considering how The Mandalorian releases on a weekly basis instead of all at once, there's plenty of time to dig into said theories and try to figure out what exactly is going on with Baby Yoda.