Entertainment Weekly has revealed new details on the crystal foxes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Check out their actual names:
“The creature is known as a vulptex. A pack of them would be vulptices.”
EW sat down with Neal Scanlan, head of the Star Wars creature shop, about the Vulptex.
“The idea is that these wonderful sort of feral creatures had lived on this planet and had consumed the planet’s surface, and as such had become crystalline,” Scanlan says. The designers took inspiration from “crystal glass chandeliers and the sort of luminosity and elements of refraction” they create.”
“We had a little dog come in and we built a little suit for it, and we covered that suit with clear drinking straws,” Scanlan said. “It was amazing to see him run around. It could run and jump, and it had this wonderful sort of movement to it. It had a great sound to it, as well, because all the little straws moved and flexed with the animal.”
“They live within the burrows and within the tunnels beneath the planet,” Scanlan says. “So there is a time where their ability to shine within the darkness, should provide a guiding light to our heroes.”
This little guy reminds me of a Pokémon. I am looking forward toward seeing what these guys do. We’ve only seen them briefly in trailers so far. I wonder in what way will they help our heroes during the battle of Crait? The Last Jedi hits theaters in 24 days!