Move over Ewoks, the Porgs are the latest adorable creatures to hit the Star Wars franchise. As first glimpsed in the behind-the-scenes reel dropped at the D23 Expo, the hamster-bird hybrids have burrowed their way into the hearts of fans everywhere, even though they’ve yet to make their debut in The Last Jedi. Unfortunately, though, some disturbing details about the Porgs have now come to light.
In the guidebook Star Wars Made Easy, one section takes a look at the natives of Ahch-To, the planet on which Luke’s living a life of hermitude at the start of the movie, and seems to casually drop a surprising revelation, which you can check out in the gallery below.
Yep, it appears that Porgs are at the bottom of the food chain on the planet. Unfortunately for the little critters, we can’t even claim that this is just a throwaway joke of some sort. That’s because, over in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi coloring book, one image (again, in the gallery below) appears pretty harmless on the surface but is actually quite dark when you look a little closer.
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On the face of it, the picture simply depicts a couple of smiling Caretakers serenading some innocent-looking Porgs with a strange fish-bagpipe thing. However, when you take into account the net held by one of the Caretakers, it’s much more likely that the creatures are out Porg-fishing.
But, hey, this is all just tie-in merchandise, right? These aren’t official. It’s not like we’ve seen actual footage of the Porgs being eaten on camera. Well, actually, we kind of have. Kudos to ComicBook.com for reminding us of a moment in the behind-the-scenes reel that sees Chewbacca with a feather stuck to his lip, one that looks a lot like it could belong to a Porg. Why, Chewie, why?!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in cinemas on December 15th. In the meantime, we’d urge you not to get too attached to the Porgs.