Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi's official trailer has been released, you might assume that everyone is obsessing over the footage of Rey going through hardcore lightsaber training with Luke. Or maybe Kylo Ren's messed up face. Or that heartbreaking shot of General Leia Organa. Or even Supreme Leader Snoke's chilling voiceover and surprise close-up.
But you would be wrong. The real star of the latest trailer is . . . the Porg!
We got an adorable glimpse of the latest creature to be added to the Star Wars universe back in July, when the official Star Wars site detailed the origin of the instantly lovable species: "Porgs are native to Ahch-To, and can be found dwelling along the cliffs of the island where Luke and Rey are. In many ways, they're the Star Wars version of puffins. They build nests. They can fly. Their babies are called porglets."
Porglets, you guys. PORGLETS! We were blessed with another look at a Porg when it was revealed in toy form in August, but nothing prepared us for seeing it in all of its squawking glory in the trailer (where it seems to be riding shotgun with Chewie). Clearly we weren't alone.
If even one Porg dies, I will fucking burn the Star Wars franchise to the ground pic.twitter.com/0l7a2BtFsG
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) October 10, 2017
— G 🇵🇷 (@hughswolverine) October 10, 2017
PORGS RULE EVERYTHING AROUND ME pic.twitter.com/HCWlZ3jejA
— rstevens the porg (@rstevens) October 10, 2017
Me too, Porg. Me too. pic.twitter.com/rYPxOz1nXe
— Stephen Colletti (@StephenColletti) October 10, 2017
I have watched this little Porg squawk about 70 times now. IT IS HEALING ME. pic.twitter.com/Kl1HF5ykr6
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) October 10, 2017
— Brandon Fitzgerald (@BrandonFitzy) October 10, 2017
oh hey, seems there is a physical manifestation of my soul during a panic attack; it is called a "porg" pic.twitter.com/3ik9A8d5im
— emery lord (@emerylord) October 10, 2017
Me when Leia showed up in the trailer, but then the Porg yelled. pic.twitter.com/hcTFpVyj0Y
— katie 🎃 (@suwanneeladykt) October 10, 2017
— Ali Arikan (@aliarikan) October 10, 2017
tfw you realize everything you love will be forever and irreversibly corrupted by the need for merchandising revenue. pic.twitter.com/dy7qlHRE1T
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) October 10, 2017
i am ready pic.twitter.com/NzPdmOlSpt
— darth:™ (@darth) October 10, 2017