Our New Favorite Alien from Star Wars

The eighth episode of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, will hit theaters in December. One of the characters, seen in the behind-the-scenes video released last week, has already drawn considerable notice around the internet because he's so cute. He's a porg on the planet Ahch-To that Luke Skywalker lives on. Pablo Hidalgo from the Lucasfilm Story Group explains what a porg is.

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.

We don't know much about the role porgs will play in The Last Jedi, but it's fun to speculate that Luke talked to them in his solitude, like Tom Hanks talked to Wilson the volleyball in Castaway. One thing you can be sure of is that porgs will be a part of Star Wars toy merchandising this Christmas. -via Uproxx

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