The votes are in, and it turns out people love the Porgs, Star Wars: The Last Jedi's furry friends.
Over the years, Star Wars has given fans plenty of adorable sidekicks to fawn over. The Ewoks made audiences awe in the original trilogy, and BB-8 had Star Wars fans cooing over its debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, the franchise’s eighth episode has unveiled its own furry sidekick, and the Internet cannot handle how cute the Porgs are.
Earlier today, Entertainment Weekly released a slew of photos from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. One image sees Chewbacca sitting in what appears to be the Millennium Falcon, and the Wookie is joined by a special friend. A wide-eyed creature known as a Porg is shown looking out into the stars in mild concern, and fans are in love.
Sites like Twitter are being flooded with fans cooing over the adorable creature. Previous reports about the Star Wars feature did alert fans to the arrival of the Porgs, but this is the first high-quality image to be released of the animal. The species appears to resemble a penguin, and it has spindly legs like a bird. Its fur is a mix of various earthy tones, and Porgs complete their cute look with a flattened snout and wide eyes.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the Porgs will be an important piece of The Last Jedi as they act as Luke Skywalker’s longtime companions. “These penguin-like wide-eyed creatures are native to the planet of Ahch-To, site of the first Jedi temple, and they’re just one type of new creature [the Star Wars film introduces].”
You can check out some of the Internet’s best reactions to the Porgs in the slides below! If you want to freak out over the lovable creatures, hit us up on Twitter @ComicBook to share your compliments!
EW posted this photo of me in episode VIII, and everybody's like "OMG look at that cute Porg!" Smhh 😂 pic.twitter.com/GsH3P3JYMm— Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) August 9, 2017
Poor Chewie! The Wookiee is the leader of Star Wars sidekicks, but the co-pilot just cannot catch a break when the Porgs are around. Chewbacca is cute and all, but there are few things in the galaxy which could steal attention from the Porgs!
The Porg is like a committee created mash-up of every "cute" characteristic of appearance to make us love it & I don't even care because... pic.twitter.com/FVcFtpGFma— zzgator 🐊 (@zzgator) August 9, 2017
Small body? Check! Round eyes? Check! Squishy body? Check! Yeah, Star Wars hit the cute trifecta with its winsome Porgs!
It is Porg's time now. pic.twitter.com/4CN1Y50RNl— casersatz (@casersatz) August 9, 2017
R2-D2 and Chewbacca, it's time to move over! The Porgs are here, and they were ready to single-handedly take over the Star Wars fandom!
PORG PORG PORGY PORG I LOVE PORGS pic.twitter.com/TLt2g0q7kd— Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) August 9, 2017
This is the kind of excitement the Porgs deserve! They are too pure for this world, so Star Wars fans need to lift them up with some much-wanted praise!
BB-8 and Porgs are enough to make any sour Star Wars fans reinflate their heart. So, just image this: a Porg riding a BB-8. Think of the possibilities!