The latest installment of the Star Wars saga took us to a variety of new worlds and introduced us to a variety of new species. Prior to The Last Jedi's release, one of the creatures that audiences were most excited about were the
Writer/director Rian Johnson went to great lengths to create incredible animals that not only helped populate the diverse worlds of the saga
Check out the new creatures The Last Jedi introduced below.
These creatures captured the attention of audiences from their very first appearances in promotional materials earlier this summer, inspiring countless memes and expectations of what to anticipate from the creatures.
An interesting element about the creatures is that Johnson created them as a tribute to puffins, the animals that live on Skellig Michael, which is the real-world island that stood in for Ahch-To.
It's tough to know if these adorable creatures will have any relevance in upcoming films, as at least one made a next in the Millennium Falcon and left the island, leaving fans patiently awaiting Episode IX in 2019 to see if the
More residents of Ahch-To, these creatures ensure that what remains of the Jedi Order on the island stays intact. A cross between a fish and a bird, these creatures don't take kindly to Rey's regular, albeit accidental, disregard for the island's artifacts.
Another creature that captured audiences imaginations
Much like the
Audiences learned that the animals were exploited by the wealthy on Canto Bight to be used for races after being taken away from their social groups. At one point in The Last Jedi, a
You can see all these creatures in The Last Jedi, in theaters now.