Finn’s Stormtrooper Number Is A Callback To ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’

It has been revealed that Finn’s FN-2187 stormtrooper number is actually a callback to Star Wars: A New Hope.

Finn was one of the first characters we saw from the Disney era of films and also showed us a new perspective of the universe as a defected stormtrooper. Star Wars is known for hiding a plethora of easter eggs within each film and now that the sequel trilogy has come to an end, a new one has been revealed.

Over the last few days, various Disney-owned studios have been sharing never before seen details from their films. Marvel Studios notably shared an easter egg from Avengers: Endgame, which references Tony Stark’s arc reactor. Now, the official Star Wars Twitter account has revealed that Finn’s FN-2187 stormtrooper number actually comes from A New Hope:

“Finn’s stormtrooper number was FN-2187. The # is a homage to cell 2187 located in detention block AA-23 on the Death Star, the cell of Princess Leia in A New Hope. Cell 2187 from ANH is a ref. to “21-87” a National Film Board of Canada short that inspired a young George Lucas.”

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Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Source: Twitter

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.