Entertainment Weekly's day-long marathon of Star Wars: The Last Jedi reveals is still marching right along, and now it's delivered us two new looks at a few of the creatures we'll encounter in Rian Johnson's film.
First up, The Caretakers, who live on the island Luke Skywalker now calls home.
“They’re kind of these sort of fish-bird type aliens who live on the island. They’ve been there for thousands of years, and they essentially keep up the structures on the island. They’re all female, and I wanted them to feel like a remote sort of little nunnery.”
Well, mission: accomplished. The Caretakers definitely look nun-ish, in their adorable little habits and those...what do we call those, frocks? Anyway, Johnson goes on to mention that the Caretakers only "tolerate" Luke's presence on Ahch-To, which strikes me as incredibly funny for some reason.
Next up: another shot of one of The Last Jedi's Porgs, which we were introduced to just a few weeks ago.
According to Johnson, the Porgs were inspired by the real-life puffins he encountered while filming on the Irish island of Skellig Michael. Says Johnson:
“If you go to Skellig at the right time of year, it’s just covered in puffins, and they’re the most adorable things in the world. So when I was first scouting there, I saw these guys, and I was like, oh, these are part of the island. And so the Porgs are in that realm.”
If BB-8 was the must-own toy out of The Force Awakens, we're guessing that stuffed Porgs will be this Christmas' biggest stocking stuffer. I don't even like adorable things and I already know I need one of these in my office (where it will no doubt eventually be eaten by my dog).
Head on over to Entertainment Weekly to learn more about the Caretakers and the Porgs, or just head on down to the comments section to debate whether or not the Porgs might just be The Last Jedi's Ewoks.