As Star Wars fans patiently wait for a new trailer to overanalyze, Last Jedi director Rian Johnson doled out a few Animal Planet-type facts about the film’s breakout stars, the porgs.
We already know the porgs are residents of Ahch-To, the mysterious planet where Rey finds Luke Skywalker. We’ve heard “They build nests. They can fly,” and “Their babies are called porglets” from Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo. But what beyond that?
Tuesday night on Twitter, a fan who was having a bad night asked Johnson for a bit more information on the animals and he happily obliged:
So let’s break this down.
- Porgs are sea birds
- Porg coloring varies
- Male porgs are slightly larger than female porgs
- Porgs can fly short distances
- Porgs are inquisitive
- Porgs build nests
- Baby porgs are called porglets
Those are the official facts. Unofficially, there are rumors that porgs are on Ahch-To for a reason. It’s the site of the first Jedi Temple, so it seems possible that they have some connection to that. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15. Rumor has it that new trailer will be out sometime in October.