Star Wars: Is This Our First Look at Baby Porgs?

When The Last Jedi hits theaters in December, fans are hoping to discover clues about Rey's origins, Luke's allegiances and whether or not porgs will be as cute as they are in the movie's trailer. New images of official toys posted on Natalie.mu show what the bird-like creatures look like when they've recently hatched, which may look adorable to some and frightening to others.

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The above accessory comes with a porg toy that looks quite similar to what we've seen in the film, albeit with a slight amount of stylistic deviation. With the above porglets not looking very stylized, we can assume that they look quite similar to the above image in the upcoming film.

If you find the above image slightly horrifying, then you're not alone, as the baby creatures being devoid of colors give them a bizarre look. Whether the accessory was so small that the toy manufacturer opted to not paint the accessory or if porgs really are born looking like this is up for debate, but we should be getting answers in December.

Last week, when Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stopped by The Star Wars Show, she revealed to fans that baby porgs would indeed appear in the film.

"He just has such an incredibly fertile imagination," Kennedy shared of writer/director Rian Johnson. "There's a brief little moment in The Last Jedi where there's a little porg and then there's a baby porg next to the porg. It's the cutest thing. It doesn't get better than that."

The creatures were reportedly inspired by puffins that populated the Irish islands where many Ahch-To scenes were shot.

The director learned early on just how much these new creatures could create a backlash toward their cute presence.

“It wasn’t until we got the actual puppets on set and the whole crew reacted with ‘Oh my God, they’re adorable!’ and also then a few people in the crew were giving them that suspicious side-eye of ‘These are cute, but are they too cute?’” Johnson said. “But the overwhelming reaction on set was everybody loved the Porgs. And I love ’em, so you know what? I get it if people are a little wary of cuteness in the Star Wars universe, but I personally love them, and I think they have their place in the movie.”

All of our porg questions will be answered when The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.

[H/T CinemaBlend]

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