The Coolest Easter Egg In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
If you havent seen the latest Star Wars movie then what the hell are you doing here? This article contains spoilers.
Right, now that those losers are out of the way lets get down to business.
This is Finn, but you already know that because you saw the movie, right? In which case you will also know that Finn starts off the movie as a Stormtrooper.
Hes pretty lowly one at that, he works in the sanitation department and has only seen battle once. He doesnt even have a real name, just an identification number: FN2187.
Later, after his friend smears blood on his helmet, FN2187 realises the Dark Side is pretty dark and he switches teams. He gets a new name: Finn. Its like FN but with an in in it.
It turns out that J.J Abrams wasnt just pulling numbers out of the air. FN2187 is a nod to a previous Star Wars movie.Cast your mind back to A New Hope, when Princess Leia gets captured by the Galactic Empire and is held captive. Those were the days, eh.
Luke and Han showed up like a couple of badasses and rescued herfrom cell 2187.
But then you didnt think that George Lucas was just making up numbers the first time around, did you? Lucas used the number in reference to 21-87, a short film by Arthur Lipsett, and one of Lucas biggest influencers when he was at the University of Southern California.
The short film is a collage of snippets from discarded footage found by Lipsett in the editing room of the National Film Board.