Star Wars: The Last Jedi Effects Designer Offers New Details About The Crystal Foxes And Porgs

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The Porgs aren't the only new cuties Star Wars fans are going to see in Star Wars: The Last Jedi this December.

The upcoming sequel trilogy installment is bringing with it a host of new creatures, and Star Wars special effects artist Neal Scanlan has recently revealed in an interview with Empire some new info on the galaxy's new life forms.


During his discussion with the publication, Scanlan revealed that the porg fans saw in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon in The Last Jedi's first full trailer actually has a bond with Chewbacca in the movie.

"That porg in particular shows some very Wookiee traits in the way he's colored; his patterning is very similar to Chewie's."

The special effects artist also gave some info on the relationship between the Caretakers and the Porgs, revealing the genetic connection between both species.

"With Ahch-To, it felt like the only creatures that would ever exist on this island were those indigenous to it, where very few other species and DNA would have reached them. So they're an extrapolation from the porgs and have bird-like feet, but they're a further developed race."

Scanlan also offers more insight on the "crystal foxes" that fans have been raving over, explaining how the creatures were designed.

"The theory is [the crystal foxes] fed off this planet for so long that their fur has become crystalline. They've taken on the very surface of the planet they live on."

A lot of thought's been put into the development of The Last Jedi's new creatures and we're really excited to see more of them when the film premieres later this year.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas December 15, 2017.

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