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Things We Saw Today: Porgs Are Star Wars’ Adorable New Creature and They Are Here to Ruin Your Life

Porgs! Porgs! Porgs!!! Don’t @me, I also loved the Ewoks.

Listen, I know creatures designed to elicit “Aww!“s can end up pissing off a good portion of Star Wars-watchers, but check out this Porg from The Last Jedi and tell me you don’t want to cuddle the hell out of it:

Do you think they say “Porg! Porg!” as they flap along?? God, I hope so.

Director Rian Johnson was inspired to create the Porgs, who are native to the planet Ahch-To (where Rey will with Luke), after seeing the puffins that clustered around the movie’s shoots in Ireland. And there’s already Porg-shaped drama on the horizon, per TIME: “Lest you think the new creature is filling the Han Solo-shaped hole in Chewie’s heart, EW reports that while Porgs are cute and cuddly, they are ‘vexing to Wookies.'” Chewbacca is not happy, but I need a stuffed Porg, like, yesterday. Of course, our Porg-related fears are not entirely unfounded:

PORG! (via Time)

  • Here are some grossly sexist emails a Hollywood assistant says she received from her boss. The Porgs hate that guy. (via Jezebel)
  • Katie “Little Joey Potter'” Holmes will star in a movie adaptation of the best-selling book The Secret. Yes, the self-help book about imagining your way to a better life. No, I don’t get it, either. (via Deadline)
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  • Netflix has confirmed that the Coen Brothers are making a Western anthology series called The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. (via Twitter)
  • Lionsgate thinks The Hunger Games and Twilight have more stories to tell (translation: more cash to make), despite adapting all of the books in those series. Hey Lionsgate, there are a plethora of excellent YA fantasies without brown-haired white girls as the protagonists, we promise. Should we send you a box of books? (via Variety)
  • Bill Murray was moved to tears when he attended a performance of Groundhog Day: The Musical. Bill Murray was moved to tears when he attended a performance of Groundhog Day: The Musical. Bill Murray was moved to tears when he attended a performance of Groundhog Day: The Musical.  (via Indiewire)

Who would win in a fight between a groundhog and a Porg? Or would they be best friends?

(image: Disney/Lucasfilm via Entertainment Weekly, Giphy)

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Kaila is a lifelong New Yorker. She's written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.