Was Obi-Wan Kenobi the one who saved Baby Yoda after Order 66?

Grogu in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Grogu in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

Who rescued Baby Yoda after Order 66? This is a question Star Wars fans have been trying to answer ever since more about the character was revealed in Season 2 of The Mandalorian. Further questions arose when we saw Order 66 (again??) through Grogu’s eyes in The Book of Boba Fett earlier this year.

A recent Reddit post suggested that Obi-Wan rescuing Grogu after Order 66 would make a great “rectcon” to Revenge of the Sith — especially since it would involve Ewan McGregor holding “the baby,” which could very well break the internet immediately.

"Imagine the internet breaking in half if Obi-Wan was the one who rescues Grogu from the Jedi temple and we get a shot of Ewan holding the puppet. Do you think this could happen? This is one ROTS retcon I wouldn’t mind. Where could it go next if it happened? from StarWarsCantina"

The reason this would technically be a “retcon” to the overall Star Wars story is that Obi-Wan was on Utapau when Order 66 happened. Based on Grogu’s flashback in The Book of Boba Fett, we know that he was on Coruscant in the Jedi Temple when it was attacked. So Obi-Wan wouldn’t have made it across the galaxy to save the youngling in the moment.

However, this doesn’t mean he couldn’t have somehow taken part in Grogu’s rescue. Ahsoka tells Din in The Mandalorian that Grogu doesn’t remember who took him from the temple, leading audiences to believe he might have been kidnapped and this is what led to him falling into the hands of the Empire.

However, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the time between Order 66 and Grogu first appearing after Return of the Jedi. He may have been captive for decades, but he may have gone elsewhere before that.

There’s a lot of Grogu’s backstory still to be revealed, and it’s unclear if we’ll get any of that in Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, Season 3 of The Mandalorian is still happening at some point (an official release date has yet to be announced). That show is where we’ll likely get more answers about Grogu’s past.

Obi-Wan Kenobi stars Ewan McGregor with appearances by Hayden Christensen and Kumail Nanjiani and is directed by Deborah Chow, who previously directed an episode of The Mandalorian. The series is set to premiere May 25, 2022 exclusively on Disney+.

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