JJ Abrams Says Baby Yoda Won't Appear in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

December 17, 2019

Baby Yoda may be taking the small-screen by storm, but he won’t be making his big-screen debut anytime soon.

The green alien from the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” earned the name because of his striking resemblance to the "Star Wars" character Yoda.

But despite his cuteness and connection to the “Star Wars” universe, “Rise of Skywalker” director J.J Abrams revealed he won’t be making a cameo in the upcoming film.

“Baby Yoda is not in the movie,” Abrams told Variety during the film’s premiere in Los Angeles on Monday.

That isn’t to say Abrams isn’t completely infatuated with the creature, officially called “The Child” on the series.

Abrams admitted he understands the public’s obsession with the green alien and told the publication that he believes Baby Yoda is the “cutest thing in the history of time.”

“How can you deny Baby Yoda?” he quipped simply adding that “you can’t.”

The infant, who is described as a “young 50,” became a pop culture phenomenon following his series debut winning the hearts of “Star Wars” and non-”Star Wars” fans alike, spawning viral memes, and even collection of toys that will be available in the Spring of 2020.

In addition to “Rise of Skywalker,” Abrams also helmed the 2015 installment “The Force Awakens” and executive produced “The Last Jedi” in collaboration with director Rian Johnson.

The third installment of the trilogy hits theaters Friday, December 20.

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