New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Featurette Reveals How The Porgs Were Created

Star Wars Last JediEntertainment Tonight has released a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi featurette titled “Meet the Porgs.”

The Last Jedi introduced the progs to the Star Wars franchise and the adorable creatures endeared themselves to most movie-goers. Now, a new behind-the-scenes video offers viewers insight on how the porgs were brought to life from concept illustrations to puppets.

You can watch the featurette below!

The full version of the “Meet the Porgs” featurette will be available exclusively on the Target edition of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on Digital HD and will be released on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on March 27th.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

10 Women Who Should Direct A ‘Star Wars’ Film

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Disney LucasfilmEverybody’s talking about Star Wars right now. Mostly good, but others not so good. Fandom is divided.

Another topic on everybody’s mind is Hollywood’s treatment of women and representation. Natalie Portman made a comment during the 75th Annual Golden Globes ceremony when introducing the Best Director category,  pointing out the “all male nominees.” Some found this comment just right given the state of affairs at this year’s Golden Globes speaking out against unbalanced power dynamics between men and women in Hollywood in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals. Others found the comment rude. Whatever your opinions on the subject are it can’t be denied that you don’t see or hear about as many women directing movies, particularly big budget movies or highly sought-after Oscar bait films.

Star Wars is one of the most profitable franchises in the world. It is instantly recognizable and pretty much any Star Wars films are guaranteed to be a hit. Back in 2016, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy drew ire from some critics for saying the studio wanted to bring in a woman to direct Star Wars but wanted to make sure they had experience. However, Lucasfilm hired male directors with a range of experience to semi-seasoned (Phil Lord and Chris Miller) to barely any (Josh Trank) without hesitation and those investments haven’t really paid off. All nine Star Wars films have been directed by men and so will Episode IX  and the next few spin-offs that we know about.

We’ve decided to highlight ten talented women directors that have more than enough experience, talent, and creative voice to helm a Star Wars movie, be it a saga film, Rian Johnson’s newly planned trilogy, or a spin-off film. Click Next to get started!

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