The Caretakers were an amphibian sentient species of only females who lived on the ocean planet of Ahch-To for thousands of years. They tended to the ancient structures on the sacred island which was the site of the first Jedi temple—where Jedi Master Luke Skywalker came to live as a hermit after his Jedi students were killed by his nephew Kylo Ren.
Biology and appearanceEdit
Native to the aquatic planet Ahch-To, the Caretakers were an amphibian sentient species who dwelled on the island that held the first Jedi temple. They were all female, and distinguished by their gray skin and bird-like skinny feet.
Society and cultureEdit
For thousands of years, the Caretakers inhabited the sacred island of Ahch-To and tended to the ancient structures at the site of the first Jedi temple. After the death of his Jedi students at the hands of his former apprentice and nephew Kylo Ren, the legendary Jedi Master Luke Skywalker came to Ahch-To, home of the Caretakers, to live in solitude. The Jedi Master's presence on the island was accepted and tolerated by the Caretakers.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "They're kind of these sort of fish-bird type aliens who live on the island. They've been there for thousands of years, and they essentially keep up the structures on the island."
- ―Rian Johnson
The Caretakers were created and developed for Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, the upcoming eighth film in the Star Wars saga, which is scheduled for release on December 15, 2017. The Caretakers were first revealed in an article by Entertainment Weekly, released on August 9, 2017.
Rian Johnson, the writer and director of The Last Jedi, wanted the Caretakers to bear resemblance to nunnery in real life. They were designed by Neal Scanlan's crew, and Michael Kaplan made their working costumes which reflected "a nun-like, spartan sort of existence." Johnson also described their language as "a blubbery sort of Scottish fish talk." During the film's production, the Caretakers were animated with a person inside, one of whom was a friend of Daisy Ridley, the actress who portrays the character Rey in the film.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Breznican, Anthony (2017-08-09). The Last Jedi: Meet the porgs and 'The Caretakers' from Luke Skywalker's island. Entertainment Weekly. ew.com. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved on August 14, 2017.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Davis, Grant (2017-08-11). Star Wars: Look & Find Images Reveal Early Scenes Of The Last Jedi.. Star Wars News Net. Archived from the original on August 18, 2017. Retrieved on August 18, 2017.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- Breznican, Anthony (2017-08-09). The Last Jedi: Meet the porgs and 'The Caretakers' from Luke Skywalker's island. Entertainment Weekly. ew.com. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved on August 14, 2017.