Yesterday StarWars.com gave us two interesting revelations. The first one was a new (kind of) character from The Last Jedi that confused many people, and the second was some more information on porgs, the adorable inhabitants on Ahch-To.
As you know, this year, Star Wars’ presence at San Diego Comic Con is minimal, since Disney had their main expo event just a week earlier. Still, last year, Lucasfilm did show off some costumes from the upcoming The Last Jedi with a few minor details about them. During SDCC 2016, we got our first look at the very cool looking character Edrio Two-Tubes from Rogue One. This year, the displayed characters are a bit underwhelming, but still, we got the revelation of a new character named C’ai Threnalli.
As you see from the image above Threnalli looks exactly the same as Ello Asty from The Force Awakens, who died during the assault of Starkiller Base, hence causing some confusion among the fans. Still we got some interesting information on him from StarWars.com:
A skillful fighter pilot of Abednedo descent, C’ai Threnalli flies as Poe Dameron’s wingman following the evacuation of D’Qar.
Also three more familiar characters were displayed with the following info.
A Sullustan pilot who was vital in bringing his people into the Rebellion during the Galactic Civil War, Nien Nunb continues to loyally serve Princess Leia Organa as a member of the Resistance.
Poe Dameron, Resistance Pilot
Now that the conflict between the First Order and the Resistance has escalated into open warfare, Poe shines as a daring squadron leader. Ever brash and foolhardy, his hot shot antics wear the patience of both First Order and Resistance command.
Brave and loyal BB-8 continues his service to Poe Dameron, but also is a good friend and resourceful ally to Finn and Rose during their mission to thwart the First Order.
It’s interesting that BB-8 will accompany Finn and Rose on Canto Bight and it’s nice to see the evacuation of D’Qar mentioned again.
In another article, Star Wars writer Dan Brooks spoke with Pablo Hidalgo, who revealed some new details on the adorable porg creatures from Ahch-To.
StarWars.com: So Pablo, right now all we know is that these little guys are called porgs. What else can you tell us about them that won’t make Rian Johnson ask for StarWars.com to be shut down and erased from the Internet?
Pablo Hidalgo: 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.
StarWars.com: Based on their demeanor, would I be wrong in assuming they’re friendly?
Pablo Hidalgo: Given how rarely their island has visitors, their curiosity outweighs any skittishness they may have.
StarWars.com: Do you know where the name comes from?
Pablo Hidalgo: You’d have to ask Rian. He came with that name and the idea of the porgs fully “hatched,” so to speak.
StarWars.com: In the D23 behind-the-scenes reel, we see that porgs (or at least a porg) were made through practical effects.
Pablo Hidalgo: The porgs are realized through a variety of effects, depending on what’s needed. Sometimes they’re puppets, with the puppeteers digitally removed from the shot. Other times, they’re entirely CG.
Make sure to check StarWars.com for more official news from the galaxy far, far away.