Star Wars Reveals Adorable Baby Yoda Cover for The Mandalorian Season 2 Art Book

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Grogu, The Mandalorian logo

The Mandalorian Season 2 was filled with many memorable moments, and a good number of them were focused on the dynamic between Grogu aka Baby Yoda and the titular bounty hunter.

Throughout the show's sophomore season, the runaway pair traveled to different planets since Din Djarin was tasked to bring Grogu back to the Jedi. The planet-hopping adventures of the pair led them to cross paths with fan-favorite Star Wars characters like Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan, and even Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker

Despite the collection of familiar Star Wars legends, many would agree that the bond between Grogu and Mando is still the heart of The Mandalorian. However, the Season 2 finale bid goodbye to Grogu after Luke Skywalker took him for his Jedi training, ultimately leaving Din Djarin out of the equation.  

While it is still unknown if Grogu will return in Season 3, a brand-new promotional image that celebrates the bittersweet ending emerged. 

Grogu and Din Djarin Share a Moment 

Star Wars officially released the cover design of The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season 2), illustrating the tender goodbye moment between Grogu and Pedro Pascal's Din Djarin from the season finale.

The Mandalorian, Grogu
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The cover features artwork by Lucasfilm's Doug Chiang. 

The upcoming tie-in book of the Disney series is a hardcover collection of concept art filled with character, vehicle, weapon, and creature designs as well as interviews with key crew and creatives such as the likes of The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer/writer/director Dave Filoni. 

The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season 2) is written by Phil Szostak and will be available for purchase on December 14, 2021. 

Grogu's Emotional Goodbye

Din Djarin, Grogu
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This official cover design is a fitting reminder of the tearjerker moment between Grogu and Pedro Pascal's Din Djarin during the Season 2 finale. Alongside Luke Skywalker's arrival, many would agree that this moment is also one of the most talked-about scenes of The Mandalorian's sophomore season. 

Grogu's departure will definitely leave a big hole in The Mandalorian, but it would also allow Din Djarin to move forward with a newfound storyline that could test the limits of his character. This could be a good thing for Din since his current power struggle with Bo-Katan over Mandalore might change him. 

As a result, Din's reunion with Grogu at some point in the franchise's future will be more meaningful because he will be a much better mentor then.

Meanwhile, the upcoming The Art of The Mandalorian book will no doubt provide fans with tons of insight about scrapped ideas that didn't make the final cut. For those unaware, some of the surprising reveals from the Season 1 version of the book were a design featuring the late Chadwick Boseman and a scene where Grogu was wearing Boba Fett's helmet.

It will be interesting to find out if there will be more surprises in store for the Season 2 iteration of the hardcover illustration book that is set to be released soon.  

The first two seasons of The Mandalorian are now streaming on Disney+. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.