‘The Mandalorian’: Where is Grogu in the Star Wars sequel trilogy?

The most famous series on Disney+ has just released its season 3 on the streaming platform. A lot of years separate her from ‘The Force Awakens’, but many wonder what happened to Grogu in the last films of the franchise.


GroguBaby Yoda among friends and “The boy” for a good handful of episodes until Ahsoka Tano was able to reveal his real name to us, It has only been two and a half years as part of the Star Wars franchise, but he is already one of his most iconic characters. The first live action series in the saga, The Mandalorianhas managed to fully connect with new audiences and both Mando and his little friend and protégé have become two of the most visible faces of the popular franchise today.

Currently in full broadcast of its long-awaited season 3, The Mandalorian is the star series of Disney+ and, set five years after return of the jedi (1983) and 25 years before The Force Awakensa (2015), explores a journey that until now was practically unknown, although, as most fans of the saga know, with a lot of context in the animated series. Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

With so many years of difference with respect to the sequel trilogy with which many recovered the illusion in the Force in 2015, many have wondered from the beginning what had happened to the cute character known as Baby Yoda and where he would be in the timeline of the new movies.

“When I’m gone, you will be the last of the Jedi,” Yoda (Frank Oz) said to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) with his last breath in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi from 1983, the last film in the original trilogy. However, both the sequels, the ‘spin-offs’ and even the animated series would reveal for years and at different times in the history of the franchise that this was not true. And not just because of Grogu, but because of other Force-sensitive characters like Ahsoka Tano or Ezra Bridger and, later, the unforgettable Rey and Kylo Ren.

Dave Filoni, one of the creators of the series, considers that wanting to place Grogu in the latest trilogy of sequels is a most interesting matter and he made it known to The Hollywood Reporter in an interview coinciding with the season premiere. 3 of The Mandalorian on Disney+. However, as he warned, it’s a question we can ask them about “a lot of characters, not just Grogu”

Where are they during these events? Having made ‘The Clone War’ and weaving such an intricate story between two movies that were so much closer together, I learned that there is a wide space in this galaxy for us to tell stories and have characters do things.

“When I was a kid and Yoda said to Luke, ‘When I’m gone, you’ll be the last Jedi,’ I took that very literally,” Filoni explained. “Now we know that’s anything but true. There are many different characters that could use the force and, maybe, Luke is the last Jedi only in what Yoda would consider a Jedi.”

In the creator’s words, the universe is so big and allows the story to evolve in so many different ways that knowing where Grogu and other characters are in the sequels will depend on how everything is interwoven. AND we may never have to know:

You may never have to come across what we saw [en la trilogía secuela] if history takes us to another place

The reality is that, for a while, the future of Grogu looked pretty bad. The little guy had left with Jedi Master Luke Skywalker to be trained in the use of the Force, but we knew from the aftermath that Skywalker’s new Jedi Order would be destroyed. Fortunately, Grogu returned with Mando in Boba Fett’s book and, thanks to it, Grogu was not one of Kylo Ren’s victims.

Thus, Grogu’s whereabouts at the time of the new sequels is, for the moment, a mystery and, although Filoni plays with the possibility that we will never know anything about it, the secrecy and possibilities with this galactic universe are infinite.