It's Time to Fall in Love With the Porgs in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

In STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, fans were introduced to the most adorable little droid BB-8. In STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, fans will meet the cute and cuddly Porgs.

In Entertainment Weekly's latest issue, featuring STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, we are finally introduced to them; EW writes:

"These penguin-like wide-eyed creatures are native to the planet of Ahch-To, site of the first Jedi temple, and they’re just one type of new creature the Dec. 15 film introduces to the Star Wars menagerie.... In real life, they were puppets created through Neal Scanlan’s creature shop, with wide black eyes and furry, flapping wings. 
"Writer-director Rian Johnson said that although Luke Skywalker retreated to Ahch-To, he didn’t want the Jedi to be alone. Inspiration for the porgs came during a visit to the Irish island of Skellig Michael, where the final scenes of The Force Awakens were shot. 
“'If you go to Skellig at the right time of year, it’s just covered in puffins, and they’re the most adorable things in the world,' Johnson said. 'So when I was first scouting there, I saw these guys, and I was like, oh, these are part of the island. And so the Porgs are in that realm.'”

The Porgs definitely look like the next big merchandising juggernaut this holiday season for Disney.

To read more on EW, click right here.

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