Porgs and Puffins ~ The Skellig Michael Connection

Star Wars: The Last Jedi introduced us to many amazing creatures. The adorable Porg quickly won the hearts of many. But what is the connection between Porgs, Puffins and Skellig Michael?

But before I dive into the many reasons why we love Porgs, what is the connection between these cute wee creatures and Puffins?

Puffins on Skellig Michael, Kerry

The adorable Puffin! Photo by David Klaasen on Unsplash

In an interview with IMBD, director and producer Rian Johnson, discussed his experience on Skellig Michael. There he encountered Puffins, beautiful sea birds that nest on the cliffs of these craggy Islands. Its easy to see from the above, how this colourful creature inspired this new Star Wars creature.

Skellig Michael, a Unesco World Heritage site, is a haven for such amazing creatures and we have Puffins and the amazing design team on Star Wars: The Last Jedi to thank for this mighty new addition to the Star Wars Universe.