Director of ‘Gremlins” Says Baby Yoda is a “Shameless Copy”
Star Wars is in a bit of a rut lately. While they have produced some great series, it is hard to deny that they are treading on old ground. It seems almost like Tatooine is all that exists in Star Wars Universe. As much as I love Obi-Wan and Boba Fett, it would be nice to see new characters emerge now and again.
Fans love new ideas. You only need to look at the very popular to see the new trailer for The Mandalorian, which leaked online this week. While we love Din Djarin’s scenes, Grogu’s scenes (or Baby Yoda to the uninitiated) are hands down our favourite thing about the show. The group is hard to dislike, at least we thought. The director of Gremlins wasn’t a fan.
Joe Dante is the Director of the 1984 Gremlins and the 1990 sequel Gremlins 2 T”e New Batch. Rece”tly, Grogu was called a “shameless replica” of Gizmo. Although the duo share identically wouldn’t, glistening eyes with big ears, I wouldn’t call iFavreau’sl.
Dante was not impressed by Jon Favreau’s creation. Accordin” to the San Francisco Chronicle director, “I think that the longevity of [the movie] is really important to this one character (Gizmo), which is basically like a baby. This brings me to the subject of Baby Yoda who is comp”etely stolen, and is just outright copied.” Shamelessly, I think.
Yoda anYoda’sspecies, as babies, created a group. Yoda’s first appearance on the poDante’sre scene in 1980 completely debunks Dante’s theory. But there you have it.