‘Star Wars’ Space Penguins Have Twitter Freaking Out
The Star Wars universe is full of a lot of things, but one thing you don't come by too often in a galaxy far, far away is cuteness. It's not too easy to imagine a creature you want to cuddle with existing in the same universe that gave us Jabba the Hutt or Jar Jar Binks, but The Last Jedi is giving us just that.
The new Star Wars movie will include the most adorable creature the legendary franchise has ever seen, and fans are squealing accordingly. Meet the porgs, tiny intergalactic puffins we're going to be seeing a lot of in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Porgs first showed up for a quick second in the Last Jedi trailer released at the D23 conference earlier this week, and now Star Wars is giving us a closer work by posting the adorable concept art online. Check it out below.
And obviously, everyone is already obsessed with these little cuties.
These little guys have already won the hearts of every Star Wars fan with just one look, and now one of the minds behind the porgs is giving us some information about them and how they'll fit into the new movie.
Lucasfilm creative executive Pablo Hidalgo told StarWars.com porgs are native to Ahch-To, the island planet Luke Skywalker exiled himself on, which we see at the end of The Force Awakens. He also confirmed they're basically the outer space counterparts to puffins.
Porgs are native to Ahch-To, and can be found dwelling along the cliffs of the island where Luke and Rey are. In many ways, they're the Star Wars version of puffins. They build nests. They can fly. Their babies are called porglets.
Hidalgo also revealed porgs are curious and friendly creatures that are rendered through a mixture of puppetry and CGI. But most importantly, he predicted that every Star Wars fan is going to want a porg as a pet, which I can already confirm is definitely true.