Although Star Wars: The Last Jedi is hitting theaters in just a few days now, the movie has done a good job of keeping a lot of the bigger plot points under wraps. As a distraction from the main premise, we've gotten a lot of content from the porgs, newcomers in the Star Wars universe that have divided fans pretty thoroughly. If you like the porgs, you are in Oscar Isaac's camp. If you don't, you are closer to John Boyega, who revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that the porgs totally creep him out. He said:
I just naturally don't like them, I don't. I went on the Falcon and there was a hole and then there was, like, little porgs all bunched together, and then there were big ones. I got itchy. They had the puppets blinking and all that kind of stuff. I'm not into it.
That's a pretty strong reaction to something that is meant to be a cute and adorable distraction. Boyega also mentions that the porgs were everywhere on set, including on the Millennium Falcon, which seems to indicate we are going to see them quite a bit during the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. John Boyega literally says he doesn't like the porgs, but not everyone feels that way, as Oscar Isaac also says he is "pro-porg," earning a fist bump from Rian Johnson after his admission. (Johnson is the man who came up with the porgs.)
Seriously though, I didn't realize that the pro- and anti-porg sentiments extended into the cast and crew themselves. However, Rian Johnson openly admitted that the second the puppets were brought on to the set he started noticing people had really visceral reactions to them.
When we would bring the puppet out on set, that's when I first got my inkling. Because the work would stop on set and half the crew would be like oh it's so adorable and half the crew would be giving it the side-eye.
You can see more from the Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance, below.
Personally, I'm all-in on the porgs themselves, even when they are agitating Chewbacca. However, I'm genuinely a little bit freaked out about the concept of baby porgs and what those are going to look like during the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If you aren't a fan of porgs, there's always the fan art of Darth Maul eating the porgs to console you. Of course, if you are a fan, expect them in abundance when the latest Star Wars flick hits theaters this month.