The Star Wars movies have never been short on strange and unusual looking creatures which is why the speculation of a 9-foot sea creature set to appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t come as much of a surprise.Â Still though, to actually see what it looks like is pretty cool.Â Â Some concept art for the creature has recently surfaced and it appears as though the creature lives on the planet of Ahch-To, which is where Luke Skywalker currently resides. Â We have no idea what to expect from this creature right now.Â It could be friendly or it could be a threat that Luke and Rey will have to deal with.Â Either way, it’s cool to have a visual of it.
Check out the art below and StarWarsNews also offers additional info and speculation:
Heres a closer look at the sea creature in Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the planet Ahch-to! : pic.twitter.com/LSnyATqVSf
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To put its size in perspective, based on the two pieces, body and head, we estimate it to be around nine feet tall (around 3 meters), and rounded/wide enough to fit a couple of full sized crafty human puppeteers inside if needed! Now there is no way to determine whether or not the puppet will be size-scaled differently in post-production, but the puppet itself is that large. We can not confirm whether this new creature will have any kind of significant role, or just be a nice addition of environmental filler and depth. We all remember the giant pig-like happabore from The Force Awakens, a pretty large scale physical creation that appeared briefly to drink out of a trough and provide some quick comic relief by knocking Finn aside.
As far as the temperament of the creature, we speculate it’s likely not a threatening figure just from its shape and design alone: very round, lacking mobility, and likely operated by several puppeteers. Yes, I know the Wampa was similar in that way, but at this point if Rey or Luke were to get into combat with a creature on the island, we anticipate something with much more agility and action, likely CGI or a CGI blend of some sort (as long as it’s not rathtars…please no more rathtars).