Just when you thought the anticipation building around Star Wars: The Last Jedi couldn't get any higher, Lucasfilm/Disney/The Powers That Be released a glorious final trailer that's basically two minutes and thirty-five seconds of fake-outs. But amongst all the crazy blips of action was the public's first look at geekdom's newest darling, the Porgs.
Knocking BB-8 off the pedestal for most adorable space thingy, Porgs have become a viral obsession for Star Wars fans since they were first unveiled in a behind-the-scenes video shown at D23 in 2017. They instantly became a fixture in fan art and memes. Starwars.com hosted a Q and A with Pablo Hidalgo after the Porgs' reveal, and the Lucasfilm Story Group member said that "the idea that there’s an entire animal kingdom living amid the drama and adventure of the Star Wars saga is a compelling one."
Or, in other words, every animal species in the Star Wars galaxy is adorable and should totally be real-life pets. They're some of the best characters in the series.
(Speaking of adorable, see what cast members on The Mandalorian thought when they first saw Baby Yoda.)
The 50-year-old force-powered creature who resembles a young Yoda debuted in the Disney+ original, The Mandalorian. The creature's origins are mysterious since the 900-year-old Yoda had already passed on after the fall of the empire, when The Mandalorian takes place.
Fans speculate the young, new edition to the Star Wars cinematic universe could be Yoda's clone, or perhaps the offspring of Yoda and Yaddle.
These mysterious ice foxes made their debut in the final trailer for The Last Jedi. Not much is known about them, but look at how adorable they are!