As we rapidly approach the massive release of Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15th and on the heels of the full-length trailer, the mysteries of good and evil in that galaxy far far away are dwarfed by questions about the newest creature in the Star Wars universe, porgs. Are they too cute? What role will they play? And, most importantly, are they edible? Artist Raph Lomotan has given his answer to this question with his fan art depicting that most savage and primal Sith Lord, Darth Maul, eating one of the bird-like creatures. Check out Raph's fantastic piece called "Porgs For Lunch"
Raph Lomotan has a bunch of other Star Wars pieces on his site as well as fan art for Jurassic Park, Dragon Ball, and old man Logan. While I never imagined Darth Maul as a vegan, it takes a special brand of dark sider to eat the ultra cute, merchandise moving porgs. Let's just hope he doesn't discover the actual, cutest, new Star Wars creature.
Many may cheer on Maul's culinary choices, as the porgs have proven highly divisive since they were first seen and not everyone is a fan. Who are Rey's parents? Why did Ben Solo turn to the Dark Side? Who is Snoke? Or, based on the amount of theories out there, who isn't Snoke? These questions have all taken a backseat and now the discussion seems to be all about the merit of the porgs. Some think they will be childish nonsense in the vein of Ewoks or Jar Jar Binks and have been hoping Chewie would snack on one while piloting the Falcon. Others have championed the vegetarian lifestyle and hope for the porgs to be a cute and charming addition to what is likely going to be a very dark movie.
To see the whole video of how Raph Lomotan created "Porgs for lunch" watch this now!
So far, all we know is that the porgs are native to Ahch-To where Luke has been in exile and that they will be on the Millennium Falcon at some point in the film. Rian Johnson has already stated that they won't play a major part in the film, but they will provide some comic relief on Luke's island. Star Wars fans have been burned before so I understand the fear over the porgs, but I believe in Rian Johnson and think that the porgs will be more than just a way to sell toys.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for any future porg recipes, and all your Star Wars: The Last Jedi news. And you can pre-order your tickets for opening weekend of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here.