The New 'Last Jedi' Trailer Inspired An Epic Porg Photoshop Battle On Reddit

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 11:26AM
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 11:26AM
The New 'Last Jedi' Trailer Inspired An Epic Porg Photoshop Battle On Reddit
Image Credit: zvoidx/Reddit
We're still a couple months out from the highly anticipated release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but fan excitement reached an all-time high this week when tickets went on sale and another incredible trailer with lots of new footage dropped during Monday Night Football. Trailer dissections of the shots of Rey, Leia, Kylo Ren, Snoke, and Luke Skywalker will surely hold people over until opening night, but throughout all of the advertising and build-up for the film, the characters that the internet seems to be obsessed with are Porgs.

In the r/PhotoshopBattles subreddit yesterday, a user named tommy0b kicked things off with a screenshot of a screaming porg and welcomed others to do their worst best with the image. 

Porg

Over 500 comments and 27,000 upvotes later, and we have enough laughs and nightmare fuel probably to laugh several porg life cycles. From face swaps with other Star Wars characters, to insertions into scenes from Alien and other science fiction films, redditors treated the mysterious, furry, penguin-like creatures like pop culture icons, despite the fact that no one outside of Lucasfilm and Disney knows very much about them yet.

Some users also played with the ridiculousness of the porg craze by replacing the fluffy space chickens with another beloved Star Wars character, Jar Jar Binks.

As with most Photoshop Battles, things got a little weird and very niche as users started playing off of each other's Photoshops and also infused their creations with references that only others in the community would understand, but overall it was a funny and epic thread that I'm happy exists. Check out a few of the best submissions below:


Porg
(image credit: DrWankalot)

Porg
(image credit: mandal0re)

Porg
(Image credit: Ghost_Animator)

Porg
(image credit: zvoidx)

Porg
(Image credit: demonho)
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