The new trailer for The Last Jedi dropped yesterday. And it’s all some Star Wars nerds are talking about. But it’s clear that one character stole the show. That’s right. It’s porg time, baby.
Every Star Wars trilogy needs its cuddly comic relief. The Return of the Jedi had the Ewoks, Episodes I-III tried to make Jar Jar Binks a thing, and now The Last Jedi is introducing us to the porgs, a bird-like creature that hails from the island of Ahch-To. And people have feelings.
Some people love the Porgs, and others hate them. Like really, really hate them. But however you feel about them, you probably felt it hard. And we’ve collected some of those feelings below.
Twitter’s favourite Photoshopper, Darth, did a new movie poster with the porgs getting a slightly more prominent role:
i am ready pic.twitter.com/NzPdmOlSpt— darth:™ (@darth) October 10, 2017
Some people really love the porgs, and expressed their absolute devotion:
P.R.E.A.M.— rstevens the porg (@rstevens) October 10, 2017
PORGS RULE EVERYTHING AROUND ME pic.twitter.com/HCWlZ3jejA
While others took that devotion to another level:
If even one Porg dies, I will fucking burn the Star Wars franchise to the ground pic.twitter.com/0l7a2BtFsG— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) October 10, 2017
There were takes on a familiar meme, which doesn’t seem to want to die:
The porg also seems to be like a perfect vehicle for expressing your emotions:
And then there was just a good old fashioned Star Wars nerd joke:
When you’re 7 parsecs into the Kessel Run and you realize you left the oven on pic.twitter.com/1XlOtwIfQ0— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) October 10, 2017
Others pointed out the business reasons that the porgs have graced our screens:
tfw you realize everything you love will be forever and irreversibly corrupted by the need for merchandising revenue. pic.twitter.com/dy7qlHRE1T— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) October 10, 2017
And some people really got cynical about the fact that the porgs exist as a marketing ploy:
And where would we be without a Star Wars/Star Trek troll? Darth, yet again, provides us with the cream of the crop:
ok i was hesitant about the new star war trailer but the relationship between the captain and those porgs may have won me ov pic.twitter.com/v6sZbRyvLB— darth:™ (@darth) October 10, 2017
Then there’s the more absurdist troll variety. Or perhaps just a genius origin story:
LOVE THE PORGS!!!!!! SO CUTE!!!!????? pic.twitter.com/vUZTyndomY— Sixsixsixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) October 10, 2017
And then there was this hot take, which Gizmodo fully endorses:
Silicon Valley is useless if it doesn’t immediately put all resources toward genetically engineering that cute penguin thing from Star Wars— Barry Petchesky (@barry) October 10, 2017
What do you think of the Porgs? Do you love them? Do you hate them? How many porg dolls do you expect you’ll buy and do you think that alone will surpassed gross receipts for the movie? Because I guarantee it will.