With Baby Yoda controlling the Star Wars media sphere, The Rise Of Skywalker gave us Babu Frik. And it’s safe to say we haven’t seen the last of him.
You have to hand it to the filmmakers behind Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. While there are numerous questions being asked across the internet, and so many disgruntled fans unhappy with how the final chapter unfolded, there is one point of unity arising from the fracas, and that unity has a name—Babu Frik.
If you thought that a wrinkly, 8-inch tall alien with whiskers, no nose and a welding mask, voiced by Moaning Myrtle, wasn’t that big of a deal, you were wrong. Unless you’re talking about physically a big deal. In which case you were right. But overall? Huge deal.
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It’s hard to describe Babu Frik physically, which is a good thing. He kind of looks like a sea lion, a walrus, an amphibian, Rumpelstiltskin and… I don’t know. I just don’t know. He’s Babu Frik. And just like David S. Pumpkins, he’s his own thing.
Babu Frik was the best alien appearance since Baby Yoda (granted, not that long ago), but there are already articles out there calling for Baby Yoda to move over because Babu Frik is here, and unlike Baby Yoda, he actually talks.
There are fan-made t-shirts, but relatively little other memorabilia out there for the little Anzellan, though surely Disney knew what they had created. Perhaps not to the extent that he has taken over the internet, but if there is one thing Disney understands, it’s opportunity.
The fact that Babu Frik only had a few minutes of actual screen time and seeing as how this is the final chapter in the Skywalker saga, it could be conceivable to think that our dear little Babu has taken his curtain call with all the other saga superstars.
Not only do I refuse to believe that Babu Frik won’t be seen again (for personal reason, i.e he’s just too fantastic), but I also refuse to believe that Disney would let such a good thing die. While I won’t sit here and preach a Babu Frik spin off (really though, can we?), I will say that given that Anzellans are a brand new alien species, Disney can do whatever they want with them. They can say the live to be 10,000 years old and drop this little guy into every series and movie from now until kingdom come.
As in, please do that. Because every Star Wars production that doesn’t have Babu Frik is officially a missed opportunity to do the right thing. So do the right thing Disney. Or LucasFilms, or whoever I’m talking to here. Do the right thing and give us more Babu Frik.
What do you think? Who’s ready for more of this little guy?