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Giancarlo Esposito Hints At Moff Gideon’s Plans For Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian

January 21, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon has designs on Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian as we know, and the actor has hinted at why. Esposito spoke with IGN about his role in the hit Disney+ series and touched on why Gideon may want to get ahold of The Child.

Esposito said of Gideon’s goals, “I know … Like any great leader or scientist — clue, clue, clue — with someone who is advanced in a certain way, yeah, you could want to be their best friend, or you could want to co-opt what is inside them to figure out how to make all of us a little better at humanity. So it’s that power and control of a Moff leader who is trying to put the universe back together. But, how does he know everything? How does he know everything that’s going on? He’s a very interesting character and I’m so honored to be a part of this production.”

He also told /Film that he’s enjoying being a part of the Star Wars universe, noting, “It’s been exciting to be a part of that project because of the iconic nature of it, but even more so, because it has returned me to the Star Wars that I loved. I saw the first few movies and dropped away because it became more and more in a different vein than what I wanted to be in, but this is the true space western. It gives you room and space and each one is a little bit of a film. So you’re able to tell a story visually and it returns to the original guts of mythology based deeply rooted in Joe Campbell’s mythology which George Lucas was so fond of and which is why he was inclusive of that mythology in Star Wars so I’m pleased to be a part of that.”