How old is Yoda?
The Mandalorian TV series has brought back a familiar-looking, tiny green alien in the form of Grogu, aka “Baby Yoda.” In the show, Grogu is said to be around 50 years old. That’s because Yoda’s species is extraordinarily long-lived, and they age differently than humans. When the Master Jedi died in ROTJ, he was roughly 900 years old, placing his birth date at 896 BBY.
Why was Han Solo frozen in carbonite?
In the real world, it’s actually because George Lucas was worried that Harrison Ford would be too tied up in his other films, like Indiana Jones, to resume his role as Han. Solo was frozen in carbonite so he could be written off from ROTJ if he couldn’t make it. Since Mr. Ford was ultimately convinced to act in the third film, Han was freed from his carbonite prison. A good thing, too – carbonite stasis sounds pretty painful.