Worth a thousand words, this picture is.
A Baby Yoda portrait will have a new home at one of the UK’s most prestigious art galleries as the second season of the series “The Mandalorian” prepares to stream on Disney Plus, reports Variety.
Titled “The Mandalorian and the Child,” the 3- by 2-foot oil painting features Baby Yoda and his Mandalorian protector, who is played in the show by Pedro Pascal.
The artwork was commissioned as a joint project between Disney Plus and the UK National Portrait Gallery.
“This is truly the way to mark the arrival of the second season of ‘The Mandalorian.’ We are honored to unveil this portrait in collaboration with the esteemed National Portrait Gallery,” said Luke Bradley-Jones, the Senior Vice-President at Disney Plus.
“The show and characters created by Jon Favreau have been embraced by fans across the U.K. who can now stand a step closer to inspect them on canvas before streaming the new episodes.”
Baby Yoda and the Mandalorian are the lastest of many Star Wars alums to have their portraits hung in the iconic UK gallery. Others include Sir Alec Guinness, Thandie Newton, Felicity Jones, Ben Morris, Riz Ahmed and Gareth Edwards.
“There is no doubt that ‘Star Wars’ is a cultural phenomenon that has had a huge impact on popular culture and has involved a wide range of talent from across the British film industry,” chief operating officer of the National Portrait Gallery, Ros Lawler said.
The artwork will be unveiled on Oct. 30, a date that coincides with the release of “The Mandalorian” season 2.
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