See How Terrifying the Ewoks From Star Wars Look Without Any Fur
Before there were Porgs or Baby Yoda, the award for cutest Star Wars creature would have definitely gone to the Ewoks. The teddy bear-like beings first appeared in Return of the Jedi (1983) on the forest moon of Endor, where they aid Rebel fighters in their mission to destroy the Death Star. However, a recent Instagram post from creature concept designer Jake Lunt Davies might change your tune about how adorable the Ewoks really are.
As reported by CinemaBlend, Davies—who has worked as a creature concept designer on all the Disney-era Star Wars movies thus far—posted a photo of what a deconstructed Ewok costume looks like ... and it belongs in a horror movie.
"Ewok sans fur. Scary stuff. Fabricating Warwick’s costume in the Creature shop," he captioned the post, which you can check out here. Yikes!
For those who don't know, Davies is referring to Warwick Davis, who portrayed Wicket W. Warrick, an Ewok who leads Princess Leia and her friends to the Ewok tribe in Return of the Jedi. Davis actually reprised his role as Wicket in The Rise of Skywalker (2019) alongside his son, Harrison Davis, who played Wicket's son, Pommet. The pair appear in a brief scene showing the collapse of the First Order across the galaxy.
It makes sense that Ewok costumes are constructed without fur beforehand, but few people would expect the menacing mask beneath all of that fuzziness. If you want to look for the Ewoks in The Rise of Skywalker, you can stream the entire Skywalker Saga on Disney+ with a subscription here.