If you fell for the baby Yoda treatment the befell us with the first season of The Mandalorian, then you may enjoy a Yoda who has entered the ‘trouble teens’ era. Well, 700 years old, give or take.
The High Republic initiative swings into full effect as Star Wars reveals the concept art of a young Yoda. Yoda will play an integral part in the High Republic narratives, books and comic book series. At this point in Yoda’s life, he is a Master on the Council and still a wise tutor of many of the Order’s younglings. But as young ones are, he won’t be all totally as we know him now.
Case in point, Yoda will feature prominently in Daniel José Older’s Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures comic, coming in 2021 via IDW Publishing. Older speaks on what to expect as far as Yoda’s representation:
It’s especially exciting to be able to introduce him in the era of the High Republic. The High Republic Yoda is a journeyman out in the galaxy…
While he’s already a respected member of the Jedi Council at this point, we meet Yoda in IDW’s The High Republic Adventures series doing what he loves best: looking out for the young folks – in this case, a group of Padawans traveling around the galaxy to learn the ways of the Jedi with a hands-on approach. The Force study abroad program, basically.
According to Older, the Emperor’s “little green friend” will still be treading somewhat familiar ground — that of teacher.
Check out the art work:
More as things develop.