The theatrical trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped last night, and it’s every bit as beautiful and badass as I could have hoped. Tucked in between gorgeous shots of a tortured Kylo Ren and haggard Luke Skywalker, however, is a never-before-seen creature that we can only dub an ice fox.
Star Wars fans know nothing about this animal, which looks like a fox that’s recently awoken from a deep sleep buried in the snow. It only appears for about three frames during the trailer, doing nothing to move the narrative or really add much more than another tease at what’s to come in The Last Jedi.
But just because something or someone isn’t a major character — or even named! — doesn’t mean it can’t be our favorite part of the trailer. And thus I join a growing crowd of folks who are already committed to this adorable animal-like ... thing.
Speculation suggests that the crystal-covered fox, whom we see dashing toward a resistance base on the planet Crait, is associated with another mysterious site earlier in the trailer.
“It’s possible the foxes have some connection to the red crystal caves that the Falcon was flying through earlier,” we wrote in our The Last Jedi trailer breakdown.
That’s about all we can surmise from our brief look at these cuties. But a handful of seconds is all any of us really need for the ice fox to replace the porg as our new favorite Star Wars creature.
I also appreciate the Pokémon goofs, as a fan whose immediate reaction was, “The ice fox looks kind of like an Alolan Ninetales!”
I don’t know that I trust Lucasfilm or director Rian Johnson to give us newly allegiant ice fox lovers much more to feast our eyes on before Dec. 15, when The Last Jedi premieres. But I will savor my brief time with the unnamed creature until then.
The 15 cutest creatures in the 'Star Wars' universe, ranked
- Cute creatures that populate the "Star Wars" universe and translate into merchandise are a big part of the franchise.
- From Baby Yoda to Ewoks, an array of huggable, memorable critters have been featured in the Skywalker Saga and beyond.
- Insider ranked the 15 cutest creatures that have popped up in "Star Wars."
- Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
One of the greatest pleasures that comes with the release of a new "Star Wars" property is the debut of a new, cute creature that the internet can bond over. The strange, odd aliens are one of the most charming, consistent elements of the franchise, and if Baby Yoda's massive success is any indication, public demand for them isn't going away any time soon.
So, how do Porgs, Ewoks, and Wookiees alike stack up against their competition? Insider ranked the 15 cutest "Star Wars" creatures to answer that very question.
15. Varactyls are giant lizards who are much more appealing than the other CGI characters in the "Star Wars" prequels.
Appears in: "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith"
Cutest feature: Green feathers
The "Star Wars" prequels are littered with egregious uses of CGI, and many of the new animated characters in them (like Watto or the Gungans) are, frankly, horrifying.
One exception is the Varactyl, the giant lizard species that Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) rides in "Revenge of the Sith." There's no real reason why he needs an alien lizard in a universe with spaceships and speeders, but it sure is fun to look at.
14. Wampas resemble the Abominable Snowman from "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Appears in: "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back"
Cutest feature: Fuzzy fur
The Wampa from "The Empire Strikes Back" might have kidnapped Luke Skywalker and tried to eat him, but more importantly, he looks like the Abominable Snowman from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!" That counts for something in my book.
13. Orbaks are one of two horse-like species in the sequel trilogy.
Appears in: "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"
Cutest feature: Tusks
The horse-like Orbaks of "The Rise of Skywalker" entered the sequel trilogy at a disadvantage. Cuter horse aliens (Fathiers) had already been introduced in "The Last Jedi," and the Orbaks have less screen time.
At least their faces look like wooly mammoths, which reminds me of the movie "Ice Age."
12. Tauntauns are what you'd get if you combined a kangaroo, a lizard, and a goat.
Appears in: "The Empire Strikes Back"
Cutest feature: Horns
What do you get when you mix a kangaroo with a lizard with a goat? A Tauntaun. It's a shame that Luke's Tauntaun was cut open to keep him and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) warm in a scene right out of "The Revenant."
11. Regular Yoda can't hold a candle to Baby Yoda, but he has his own charms.
Appears in: "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace," "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones," "Revenge of the Sith," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Cutest feature: Ears
The truth hurts — regular Yoda just doesn't hold up as well now that Baby Yoda is on the scene. He's not as great when he's a serious CGI character in the prequels, but the original Yoda puppet's big ears and wide eyes are appealing nonetheless.
Plus, any character that literally dies to avoid conflict (as Yoda does when Luke asks if Darth Vader is really his father) is instantly more relatable and endearing.
9. Lanai Caretakers take care of Luke Skywalker's island in "The Last Jedi" and look like fish nuns.
Appears in: "The Last Jedi"
Cutest feature: Their robes
The caretakers of Luke Skywalker's weird Jedi island are officially known as the Lanai Caretakers. We don't know much about them, but speaking more colloquially, they look like fish nuns.
The fish nuns look like they're about to sing a very passive aggressive song about Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music." They look like they have gossip!
8. Vulptices are fox-like aliens that appear to be made of crystals.
Appears in: "The Last Jedi"
Cutest feature: Ears
The final battle in "The Last Jedi" takes place on the desolate salt planet Crait, which is home to a pack of beautiful and cute Vulptices (aka crystal foxes).
Fun fact: Vulptices is derived from both the Latin word for fox (Vulpes) and the word vertices (a geometrical field relating to crystals).
7. Fathiers are the cutest horse aliens in "Star Wars."
Appears in: "The Last Jedi"
Cutest feature: Ears
Fathiers are the aforementioned cuter horse aliens in the sequel trilogy, thanks to their big, sad eyes and long, floppy ears.
They're being abused on the casino planet of Canto Bight when Finn and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) discover them, but thanks to their racehorse speed (and being too cute to kill off), they escape.
6. Chewbacca is part of a species known as Wookiees.
Appears in: "A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back," "Return of the Jedi," "Revenge of the Sith," "The Force Awakens," "The Last Jedi," "Solo: A Star Wars Story," "The Rise of Skywalker"
Cutest feature:Chewbacca's signature roar
We don't know much about Wookiees, the race that Chewbacca belongs to, but after so many years in the "Star Wars" universe, the gentle giant is everyone's furry friend.
If you want to learn more about the creatures, you can see his family in the often-maligned "The Star Wars Holiday Special," but settling for Chewbacca's iconic roar is probably all most viewers will need.
Actually, the ‘Last Jedi’ Trailer’s Ice Dog Is Terrifying
Everybody freaked out about the Porg in the new Star Wars: The Last Jeditrailer that premiered on Monday night, but the lil’ guy wasn’t the only animal from a far away galaxy to appear in the spot. There was also a glimpse of a fox-like creature whose fur was made out of crystals or ice. The trailer, though, wasn’t actually the first look Star Wars fans have gotten of the as-yet-unnamed creature, and the previous glimpses were actually pretty weird.
The animal, which we’ll just call a “crystal fox,” for now, lives on the planet Crait, a new addition to the Star Wars universe as of The Last Jedi. It only appears in a really, really short clip in the new trailer, where it’s seen stopping to look behind it as the rest of its pack run towards a Resistance base.
It’s the first time we’ve seen the animal in action, but the Last Jedi behind-the-scenes video that Disney released at D23 in July shows both concept art and an animatronic of the crystal fox. Neither are as endearing as the real deal we see in the trailer.
In this rendering, the fox looks unsettlingly wise and borderline high. It appears to be an earlier version of the animal, as the ears and head-shape are different. This guy’s nose is more pointed and fox-like, while the animal seen in the trailer has a more broad snout and an almost resembles a lynx.
I shouldn’t need to explain why this robot crystal fox with a flayed head is a nightmare, but its teeth look like they could easily rip a Porg to shreds. Just sayin’.
Chances are any crystal foxes in the final release of The Last Jedi won’t have bare skulls, but we’ll have to wait until the film hits theaters on December 15 to know for sure.
If you liked this article, check out this video on three reasons why Luke will turn to the Dark side in The Last Jedi.
These Gorgeous New Star Wars Creatures Are Going To Be Your New Faves
One of the most fun aspects of Star Wars has always been seeing the crazy creatures that appear in the films. While characters like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa have inspired legions of fans, a number of alien species have gained followings that are just as rabid. The Last Jedi continues the Star Wars tradition of creating inventive new species, with perhaps the most impressive being the stunningly beautiful crystal foxes. But what are the crystal foxes called in The Last Jedi?
Although many fans have already taken to calling the animals "crystal foxes," they do have an actual name: Vulptex. The vulptices are natives of the planet Crait, and were brought to life using a combination of animatronics, puppetry, and CGI, according to starwars.com. The physical representations of the vulptex is a puppet with animatronics in its face, and its fur is made up of 25,000 crystals. This model was then 3D scanned to create the CGI version, which can do things on screen that the puppet can't — like run in a fluid, natural way. Both versions are seen in the film, which is the film's way of honoring Star Wars' past by using a physical creature, while also making use of today's technology to create something new.
The vulptex is certainly a welcome addition to the Star Wars menagerie, but how do the crystalline creatures compare with the other beings of the galaxy far, far away? Take a look below at the most iconic critters and beasts that currently reside in the Star Wars universe and decide for yourself where the vulptex ranks.
Animal star wars fox
For a moment, a ringing silence reigned in the room. Lily looked at the woman's naked body with pleasure, while Alina did not know where to hide her eyes out of shame. She was all the more ashamed of the fact that everything that was happening had turned her on violently, but the consciousness of this made the. Excitement only sharper.
Her nipples swelled and hardened, a pleasant languor was born in the lower abdomen, and the first droplets of moisture appeared on the genital lips.The common fox is a predatory animal. Description of the fox
He looked at his newly-made wife, Luda was sleeping sweetly. I sat down on the bed, carefully so as not to disturb the sleep of my beloved. I looked around the room with a glance, right in front of the bed on the floor was a wedding dress, I immediately remembered how my hands pulled it off Lyudochka. Yesterday, freeing her pliant body for my caresses.
You will also be interested:
- Dance moms seeing stars
- 1975 international scout parts
- Carbon tech hood stand
- Scag cheetah hydraulic oil
- Loom bracelets design
- A1465 macbook air year
- New weapons warzone
She began. What wipes ??. This is a temporal toxic substance. Take a shower quickly, I say. - I grabbed her by the elbow and dragged her into the bathroom.