Even if you still haven’t watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you’ve probably heard a lot about a plethora of new creatures that came with it. Each new movie of the legendary franchise brings something new to the table and we can’t wait to see what other amazing races and cute critters filmmakers come up with next. All fans of Star Wars have their own special favorite when it comes to monsters, weird races, and all kinds of cuties inhabiting the universe, and we are no exception! The Last Jedi introduced adorable porgs and amazing ice foxes for the first time, making the whole world fall in love with the new creatures, but Star Wars has so much more to offer! Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just a rookie, here’s a list of 11 Star Wars creatures everyone is mad about.
Don’t let their cute appearance deceive you – loth-cats may look adorable, but they are wild beasts that can be calmed down only by a Force bearer. Nevertheless, just like cats, they are impossible not to fall in love with. But beware of all those sharp teeth and claws! They mostly dwell on the Outer Rim planets that are rich with grassy plains and smaller creatures to hunt.
You may remember these warrior-like cuties from Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi. George Lucas wanted to create a tribe of primitive creatures that would battle and bring down the Empire. Originally, Wookiees were supposed to play that role, but Chewie ended up being too skilled and intelligent, making his whole race unsuitable for such a role. That’s when Ewoks were born! George Lucas just swapped the letters in the word ‘Wookie’ and got himself a whole new race named ‘Ewoks’.
Who wouldn’t want to hitch a ride on one of these furry beasts? Yes, their faces might look a bit weird, but other than that Tauntauns are beyond awesome. They are quick, calm, and can withstand the most severe low-temperature weather. If you want to conquer a snowy terrain – these fluffy creatures are your go-to transportation. The smell is pretty bad, though.
Banthas are huge, hairy, and carry some of the most spectacular horns we’ve ever seen. The Star Wars universe is rich with creatures you can ride, with Banthas being among the strongest animals capable to withstand long rides across various terrains. They might be a bit slow, but you’ll forget all about it once you try the famous Bantha milk that is of noble blue color.