EW: The crystal foxes have a name

EW continue their daily torrent of news from the GFFA with a closer look at the magic behind the crystal foxes, now officially named the vulptex.

Head here to the EW site, watch the embedded video and read on for more about the creation of 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.

The name “vulptex” came from Lucasfilm story group member Pablo Hidalgo, who galacticized vulpes, the Latin word for “fox.”