The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer didn’t give much screen time to fan-favorite creatures, the Porgs, nor did they get a place in the poster, but fans made sure they were included in these Porg-versions of the poster and supercut of the trailer.
The Star Wars universe is packed with creatures – some of them loved by fans, others that should be left in oblivion – and Porgs are some of the latest additions to this ever-expanding universe. Porgs will appear for the first time in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and they have already become quite popular among fans, even if they have just appeared for a few seconds in the teaser reel and the trailer. And while many Star Wars fans analyze the content of the trailer and the poster, others have taken their editing skills to give Porgs a prominent place in the poster and a short version of the trailer.
Not long after the release of the poster (prior to the debut of the trailer), some fans realized it didn’t feature any Porgs, so they took to Photoshop to fix the problem. The result: a bunch of posters with Porgs here and there. Some of there are subtle, just by adding a small Porg next to the characters in the poster; others are more in-your-face, with the creatures taking the place of the characters entirely. You can check some of these pieces below.
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Porgs are a sea bird species native to the planet Ahch-To, where Luke Skywalker made his exile. Given that the first teaser and the new trailer have, for the most part, featured scenes from Rey’s training in Ahch-To, it’s not surprising that fans were expecting to see more Porgs in the new trailer. Sadly, they didn’t get much screen time, only briefly appearing next to Chewbacca in the Millennium Falcon. However, a YouTube user made a short super-cut for Porg-fans who wanted more of these creatures on the trailer.
The popularity of Porgs has been such that they have already been compared to the Ewoks – who, although of big help during the Battle of Endor, are seen by many as a marketing ploy and a way of catching the attention of younger viewers. Porgs will reportedly share some interesting moments with characters like Chewbacca and R2D2, with director Rian Johnson assuring they will have their place in the film. What we can be sure of is that, as the release date of The Last Jedi approaches, Porg-fever will increase.
- Star Wars 8/Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) release date: Dec 15, 2017
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019