Things Will Get Dark for the Porgs in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Lucasfilm, Entertainment Weekly

Porgs are both friends and food. A collection of recent images and text from Lucasfilm are all hinting at one very dark outcome for the newly introduced Porgs in Star Wars: The Last Jedi: It turns out the Caretakers of Ahch-To (and maybe even Luke Skywalker himself) love the taste of Porg meat.

What Happened

Originally thought of as Lucasfilm’s latest adorable marketing scheme — akin to Ewoks with feathers or a small army of warm-blooded BB-8s — it turns out Porgs are food.

Luke Skywalker and the Caretakers of Ahch-To apparently run around the island hunting Porgs. These little creatures’ dumb, wide-eyed look are probably a sign of their constant panic.

In a section of the recently published book Star Wars Made Easy, part of Lucasfilm’s “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” line, titled “Luke’s Island Highlights,” photos of a kind-looking Caretaker and some inquisitive Porgs stare out at you. The Porg description reads: “Small, bird-like porgs are the island’s most adorable inhabitants. Cute? Definitely. Tasty? Maybe…”


And if that isn’t bad enough, Reddit user greatjorb88 posted a photo of a children’s coloring book to r/StarWarsLeaks that depicts the Caretakers actually hunting the porgs.


What it Means

The caretakers, Chewie, and maybe even Luke Skywalker and Rey have all been chowing down on Porgs.

An image of Chewbacca, first shown in a behind-the-scenes video for The Last Jedi in July, depicts a feather sticking out of his mouth. It was assumed at the time to be either a joke or evidence that Chewbacca is having a hard time adjusting to Han Solo’s death and is, therefore, eating his new copilot. But it turns out eating Porgs is the norm.

Their shrill screams are probably due to some kind of deeper awareness of their lot in life.

And if Porgs really are Force sensitive, then does that mean Luke and other Force-sensitives can hear the panic of their final moments.

What’s Next

Does Luke like his Porg spit-roasted or deep fried?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15.

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