You’ve got questions, Finn’s got answers.
Porg-mania has taken over social media sites following the release of the latest “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” trailer, but what exactly are those intergalactic cuties? John Boyega spoke with ET Online to explain once and for all.
“They’re so cute,” he said. “They’re rodents, but they’re great.”
Director Rian Johnson previously provided a little insight on Twitter, calling Porgs “sea birds.” He revealed to “Star Wars” fans that the seemingly cuddly creatures can vary in color, are “inquisitive” and “can fly short distances.”
Additionally, a group of porgs is called “a murder,” according to a September tweet from Johnson.
Porgs were first introduced to the “Star Wars” universe in July. Speaking with StarWars.com, LucasFilm executive Pablo Hidalgo shared a few details about where the creatures hail from, their general demeanor and more.
“Porgs are native to Ahch-To, and can be found dwelling along the cliffs of the island where Luke (Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) are. In many ways, they’re the ‘Star Wars’ version of puffins,” he explained. “They build nests. They can fly. Their babies are called porglets.”
Hidalgo told the outlet porgs aren’t used to interacting with outsiders, but are curious in nature and won’t shy away from any encounter.
“Given how rarely their island has visitors, their curiosity outweighs any skittishness they may have,” he said.
Despite the widespread uncertainty about what exactly Porgs were, “Star Wars” fans have quickly taken a liking to them.
A number of porg toys and collectables have been released in stores and online.
In August, StarWars.com teased the coming of porg cufflinks, porg t-shirts, a porg pillow and matching throw and plush porgs for humans and animals.
Target, Kohls, Toys R Us and other major retailers have also fed into the craze, stocking their shelves with talking porgs, stuffed toys and Funko POP collectables.