The Mandalorian Season 2 Director Knows Baby Yoda's Real Name—But He's Not Telling


Ever since The Mandalorian dropped last fall and introduced us to an adorable new creature from a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars fans everywhere have been desperate to figure out any information they can about Baby Yoda, a.k.a. The Child. Though we all know the little green guy is not actually a younger version of Yoda, the nickname certainly stuck. And until we learn more about his (or her!) identity, that's the name we'll be sticking with.

Taika Waititi, who directed the final episode of season 1, previously stated that Baby Yoda has an actual name, though he said he would wait for showrunner Jon Favreau to reveal it. With season 3 of the hit series already in pre-production, no one's to say how soon we'll be learning that name. However, a new tease from Sam Hargrave—who served as the second unit director on The Mandalorian's second season—has us hopeful the name reveal will happen in the upcoming season.

Hargrave, whose resume includes being the stunt coordinator for several Marvel films such as Avengers: Endgame and Deadpool 2 and the director of the recent Netflix film Extraction, just dished on the beloved Baby Yoda.

In an interview with Collider, Hargrave admitted he knows all sorts of behind-the-scenes secrets about The Mandalorian—including the one we've all been waiting to hear. "Yes, I know the name of The Child," Hargrave said. "I carry that secret. It's a very heavy burden."

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