Meet the cutest creatures to hit the Star Wars universe since the Ewoks. Porgs are the small penguin-like creatures who live on Ach-To, the planet where Luke Skywalker is. Writer/director Rian Johnson gave Entertainment Weekly more details about the Porgs. They were inspired by the puffins that inhabit the island where they filmed. However these cute creatures aren’t the only new and unusual creatures in the movie. Another alien species can be found at the primeval Jedi temple. They are called The Caretakers.
“They’re kind of these sort of fish-bird type aliens who live on the island,” Johnson says. “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,” Johnson says. “Neal Scanlan’s crew designed them, and costume designer Michael Kaplan made these working clothes that also reflected sort of a nun-like, spartan sort of existence.”
I’m liking these little touches. If they treat the rest of the movie with this much care, we are in for a great treat.