The New Star Wars Creatures Called 'Porgs'

Some cute new Star Wars creatures were first spotted in a new behind-the-scenes reel of "The Last Jedi," shown at Disney's D23 convention last week.  "Porgs are native to Ahch-To, and can be found dwelling along the cliffs of the island where Luke and Rey are," Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo revealed today on the official Star Wars website.

Of course, when it comes to introducing new Star Wars creatures Lucasfilm don’t always get it right. Yep, you’re thinking what I’m thinking: Jar Jar Binks. But the Star Wars universe is huge and one walk into the Cantina bar indicates just how many Star Wars creatures exist—and that’s just in one bar.

"In many ways, they're the Star Wars version of puffins," Hidalgo added. "They build nests. They can fly. Their babies are called porglets." In "The Last Jedi," porgs will be shown in either puppet form or entirely CG, depending on what may be needed for the scene.

They may be the Star Wars versions of puffins, but they also appear to have a penguin's body with the head of a hamster. We now know that they are native to Ach-To, the island Luke Skywalker has been living on. Hidalgo also stated in the interview that director Rian Johnson was the one who came up with the name.

The cutesy new Star Wars creatures were only given momentary screen time in the featurette, as puppets on a bench and being tended to by a crew member, but that was enough to set the internet alight with praise and intrigue.

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Some cute new Star Wars creatures were first spotted in a new behind-the-scenes reel of "The Last Jedi," shown at Disney's D23 convention last week.  

"Porgs are native to Ahch-To, and can be found dwelling along the cliffs of the island where Luke and Rey are," Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo revealed today on the official Star Wars website. 

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