Get ready to fall in love with porgs.
The latest trailer for The Last Jedi dropped and it introduced everyone to this little guy—the porg
Naturally, people freaked the hell out over how cute it is
I mean, look at the little guy
Who wouldn’t want the porg to get top-billing?
Or maybe an all-porg cast
So what the hell are they?
According to Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo, “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.”
More importantly, the porg is the adorable instantly meme-able critter the world needs right now
Keep the porgs coming!
Although not everyone is a fan…
Some people are worried porgs might be cutesy marketing device that divides the fandom, just like the ewoks from Return of the Jedi.
But at least there’s one thing we can agree on
We will not stand by while innocent porgs are slaughtered.