In 1983's Return of the Jedi, Mon Mothma explained
Bothans are said to resemble werewolves and were known for their skills at being a spy, so an incredibly tall creature like the one featured in this image would probably make for a terrible spy. Granted, we don't know what species the creature is, we just know that it isn't a Bothan.
The tallest creature in the photo above has similarities to images of Bothans, but when he grew tired of answering fans on Twitter,
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita