The new trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is out, and there’s already a breakout star of the film, at least according to the internet.
A new creature called a porg is featured for a brief few seconds, and its become somewhat of a meme on Twitter. Disney is pushing lots of porg merchandise, and it’s capturing people’s attention thanks to its penguin-like shape and its big eyes.
Here’s everything we know about porgs so far. Following is the text of the video.
Everything about “porgs” from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Porgs are a new creature in the Star Wars universe.
They will make their debut in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
They’re small, penguin-like creatures.
They build nests and they can fly.
They are native to the planet of Ahch-To, where Luke Skywalker was living in “The Force Awakens.”
The real-life inspiration for porgs?
Puffins that live off the coast of Ireland, where the Ahch-To scenes were shot.
Porg babies are called “porglets.”
A group of porgs is called a “murder.”
They are very curious creatures.
In the film, they’re portrayed with both puppets and CGI.
Disney is already offering lots of porg merchandise.
A porg children’s book is in the works.
The internet has already turned them into a popular meme.
We’ll find out more when The Last Jedi comes out Dec 15, 2017.
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