Thanks to some insider knowledge and deft art skills, we now have an idea of how some of the newest additions to Star Wars canon will look in The Last Jedi. After the massive success of The Force Awakens and Rogue One, Star Wars fever may be back to an all-time high. After months of waiting for the slightest kernel of information for this year's film, the teaser trailer for the The Last Jedi finally gave fans and moviegoers a glimpse at the continuation of the saga. Despite its brevity, it's still proven to be more than enough to peak everyone's interest.
While casual film fans will no doubt be excited to see the next installment of the story, diehards are hard at work deciphering every clue the trailer had to offer. From Luke's necklace to the possible inclusion of the Journal of the Whills, theories have been running rampant. And while some will likely prove true, others are just plain wild. Meanwhile, the teaser has opened the doors for a number of other stories about the film to emerge. Last week, we learned that Ahch-To, the planet Luke has been in seclusion on, will feature some new additions to Star Wars lore. Dubbed porgs, these little creatures will be watched over by Luke and will become friends with Chewbacca. Now, we even have an idea of what they look like.
Making Star Wars, who broke the original story about the porgs, have used the look they received to sketch out a drawing of the cute little creatures. Check it out below:
As indicated previously, the porgs are based off of puffins, which are native to Skellig Michael, where the Ahch-To scenes were filmed. If the sketch is any indication, however, they appear closer to penguins than puffins. More than just cute, however, the porgs will apparently keep to the practical effects aesthetic reestablished by J.J. Abrams in The Force Awakens. Rather than CGI, they're said to be actual puppets, that Luke, Rey, and Chewbacca will be interacting with.
While the porgs may not be the most revealing bit of Star Wars lore, they're some of the little pieces of the universe that help flesh out the world and the mythlogoy. On top of that, they'll provide Disney with another new avenue to generate revenue as the toys for the porgs will likely be just as adorable as they are. Hopefully, the next trailer will show the creatures in action and we can judge their cuteness for ourselves.
Source: Making Star Wars
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