*Spoilers* for The Last Jedi follow*
There’s a new gang in Star Wars town, and they’re not what you might expect.
No, they’re not some new First Order nasties,
and they’re not pilots, either.
Sorry, they aren’t — as you might have hoped — Poe’s new companions … BB8 has that covered.
BUT, they may be Luke’s buddies.
Yup, from the sound of things — ***SPOILERS for The Last Jedi AHEAD*** —
they are indeed friendly with Luke; you might even call him their caretaker. Because, the Porgs are adorable little penguin critters.
How cute are they?
Ahem, I mean, they are just so adorable!
MSW describes the penguins as well-made puppets — native to Ahch-To — that look “cool and lifelike”; they’re also sacred and part of the planet’s ecosystem. The most interesting bit about the Porgs, aside from Luke turning out to be their unofficial zookeeper, is that they are force-sensitive. In The Last Jedi, R2-D2 and Chewbacca reportedly interact with the Porgs.
I’m so excited.