Reveals New The Last Jedi Character and More Information on Porgs!

Yesterday 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


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.


Nien Nunb

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.


From 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 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. 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. 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. 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.



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19 thoughts on “ Reveals New The Last Jedi Character and More Information on Porgs!

  • July 21, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Official marketing of The Last Jedi seems to be picking up a little now, hopefully Teaser #2 will drop around the next 3 weeks.

    • July 22, 2017 at 5:01 am

      I honestly expect the next drop to be the full first trailer. less than 5 months away.

      • July 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

        Why don’t you think they’ll be a teaser #2?

        • July 22, 2017 at 9:50 pm

          just because it’s only 5 months till release. TFA teaser 2 was released in April. It is nearly August. I mean, we might get a mini teaser (or teaser clips) to hype the Trailer release, but yeah.

          • July 23, 2017 at 12:02 am

            So far, The Last Jedi marketing has mirrored Rogue One. Rogue One’s teaser #2 hit the internet August the 11th:

            Teaser #1:

            Rogue One – April the 11th
            The Last Jedi – April the 14th

            BTS Reel:

            Rogue One – July 15th (SW Celebration London)
            The Last Jedi – July 15th (D23)

            The Force Awakens marketing timeline was very different to both Rogue One and The Last Jedi, I wouldn’t go by it.

          • July 24, 2017 at 12:16 pm

            Very well could be. I am just hoping we get a full trailer i guess lol

  • July 21, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I had a momentary concern that the porgs were going to figure into a force story in tone with midichlorians.
    Then I thought about the ysalamiri & pondered whether Porgs have the reverse effect and instead of creating a force vacuum or bubble, they enhance and amplify it. Could be why Luke and the book of whills are there?
    Or they are just a millenialised ewok?

  • July 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    I was at comic con last year and there was barely any rogue one and this year looks even less. Looks like a chipmunk bird. Luke has been eating porgs lol

    • July 21, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Looks like the Lorax.

      • July 22, 2017 at 6:23 pm

        Lol! It does

    • July 22, 2017 at 2:14 am

      They have a very familiar look to them, but I can’t quite pinpoint it. Kinda like a mystery flavor candy that you know, but can’t exactly say what it is. Their face looks rather sea lion-ish with those large dark eyes.

      • July 22, 2017 at 6:23 pm

        Yes I agree. It’s very familiar but odd looking. I hope the sea creature is cool

  • July 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    My theory is that the porgs are hive-minded, like the Borg (are the similar-sounding names a coincidence?). So they’ll probably swarm at some critical point in the movie, allowing Luke and Rey to narrowly escape.

  • July 21, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    I hope the other surviving X-wing pilots from TFA are in this movie- the british guy and the Chinese chick for example, who I seem to recall was one of the sand snakes from Game of Thrones.

  • July 22, 2017 at 12:18 am

    I like PRACTICAL Porgs.

    • July 22, 2017 at 12:57 am

      and CAPSLOCK

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