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It's a fascinating time to be a Star Wars fan. The nine-film Skywalker Saga will end forever with the upcoming release of The Rise of Skywalker. Meanwhile, the franchise is breaking new ground with its first live-action series, Disney+'s The Mandalorian. The galaxy far, far away is known for its cute creatures, like The Last Jedi's Porgs. The Mandalorian's Baby Yoda has been breaking the internet since it debuted, and now actor John Boyega has weighed in on which is cuter. So is he #TeamPorg or #TeamBabyYoda?
The debate of galactic cuteness has been going on for a few weeks now, as both the Porgs and Baby Yoda succeeded in instantly capturing audience's hearts. That, and inspire plenty of merchandise. Daisy Ridley has gone on record as preferring Baby Yoda, and now it looks like Michael Boyega is on the same page as his co-star. When recently asked, John Boyega said he was all about "Baby Yoda, man!" He even dropped a silent F-bomb in the process.
John Boyega was asked about the Porg and Baby Yoda debate by TMZ, and gave a quick answer. Then he faced the camera, and silently mouthed "Fuck Porgs" to the outlet. It looks like those involved in the galaxy far, far away weren't quite as keen as the alien birds as the rest of us. But don't worry Porg fans, they're expected to pop up during the course of The Rise of Skywalker. Chewbacca will likely see to that himself.
Finn might be working with the Porgs, but John Boyega isn't a big fan. This echoes the thoughts of Daisy Ridley, who recently revealed that she was also on Baby Yoda's side of the argument. Ridley admitted she was sick of questions about the little birds while promoting Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After all, she put a ton of work in as the movie's protagonist, and apparently the Porgs were only on set for a limited amount of time.
As for Baby Yoda, the little green alien has become a pop culture phenomenon. Each new episode of The Mandalorian adds more adorable content of the character, which are made into countless memes. Some reports indicate that the character will have longevity over the course of the new live-action series, so the hype around the force sensitive child should only continue. The Mandalorian is available to stream on Disney+, and you can use this link for a free 7-day trial.
It should be interesting to see how Finn's story ends with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The upcoming blockbuster will reportedly go into the character's backstory, while seeing him become a leader in The Resistance. John Boyega pushed for his character to have a bigger role, so hopefully J.J. Abrams has something big in mind to send the former Stormtrooper off.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will hit theaters on December 20th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies. And our 2020 release list to look ahead toward the New Year.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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