Star wars fans around the world have helped the Sichuan snub-nosed monkey, aka the golden-haired Sichuan monkey, or the Gold Snub monkey, go viral on social media, thanks to its resemblance to an Ewok. Small furry creatures were first introduced in Return of the Jedi in 1983 and are described as “a tiny species of furry bipeds native to the forest moon of Endor”, by Wookieepedia. Some Star wars Fans have dismissed the teddy bear-like creatures as being a silver seizure of the merchandise by George Lucas, but others are still hoping we will see them on a new adventure soon.
The Golden Snub monkey is mainly found in southwestern China, where it is endangered. Video of one of the monkeys started to gain momentum on social media after Star wars fans soon noticed that it looked like an actual Ewok. One fan exclaimed, “The Ewok Live-action series is confirmed!” Disney + may have just added the Ewok movies made for TV, but we haven’t officially heard of a new series or standalone movie along the way.
For the moment, Star wars fans can head to Disney + to stream 1984’s Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and 1985 Ewoks: The Battle of Endor, with animation Ewoks TV series that aired from 1985 to 1986. Another fan commented on the footage of the Golden Snub monkey saying, “The new Ewok movie looks fun.” While a new Ewok-centric project would more than likely be well received by Star wars fans, there are more than a few who want more than new footage.
The Golden Snub monkey has a few Star wars fans wanting to travel to China and bring home their own “Ewok” to show off to friends and family. Some of the most skeptical social media users are convinced that the monkey will rip your face off when hungry or angry, while more than a small number are quick to note that the Golden Snub monkey is on the list of endangered species. Who knows, with the help of some Star wars fans, we got to see some extra guards coming to the line to protect the little furry guys. This is not the first time that people have seen monkeys that look like Ewoks. In 2018, “Ewok-like troll monkeys” were spotted playing music on the edge of a Thai island.
It has been reported more than once that a new Ewok project is on its way to Disney +, but no official confirmation has been offered by anyone at Lucasfilm. Either way, the Golden Snub monkey got a laugh Star wars fans who can now get their Ewok patch on Disney + with the 1980s specials. While waiting to see if more Ewok adventures are on their way, you can check out the Golden Snub monkey above, thanks to Chicago Force Twitter Account.
Topics: Star Wars