Like the Ewoks before it, Porgs are set to be one of the more divisive creatures introduced in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but there’s no question they’re loved already.
When director Rian Johnson revealed the official poster for The Last Jedi on Twitter last night prior to the trailer’s debut, people were quick to point out there wasn’t one Porg in sight. The creature, which is inspired by puffins and is a sea bird native to Ahch-To, came into our purview in late July after Lucasfilm released a behind-the-scenes featurette for The Last Jedi. We’ve been obsessed with the critter ever since, which is why it was surprising to not even see a hint of the fluffy bird on the poster.
It took an approximate 60 seconds after the poster was revealed for Photoshopped versions of the Porgs to appear. In some cases, the bird was included among the cast of characters centered around the title block. In others, the Porgs took the place of the characters entirely, creating an equally adorable and creepy vision of The Last Jedi.
We’ve collected a few of our favorite posters below to point out just how clever people have gotten.
A special nod must be given to the creator behind this Porg-inspired remake of The Last Jedi’s first poster, which was showcased at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year.
It’s not like Johnson isn’t a fan of the Porgs, either. On Twitter last night, following the trailer’s debut, Johnson tweeted out multiple porg-related photos in response to fans. Hopefully, the Porgs will get more attention when The Last Jedi is released later this year. A one-second clip of an adorable Porg standing next to Chewbacca and screaming simply won’t be enough.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on Dec. 15.