In A Galaxy Not Very Far Away...
...the Star Wars: Episode 7 final trailer (as of today) is due tomorrow and the film itself is just a couple months away. This of course has caused the internet to generate enough rumor & speculation to spread across any planet in the known Star Wars universe (Legends included). So far the marketing team over at Disney has done an excellent job of keeping things hidden and under wraps but that hasn't stopped a few details from slipping through the cracks, particularly character details. Covered here will be those clues about 2 of the movie's main characters ex-Stormtrooper Finn & galactic scavenger Rey.
Finn or FN-2187?
What we know so far is that British actor John Boyega is playing Star Wars newcomer Finn, who starts the movie as a Stormtrooper (FN-2187) with a very blurry history that eventually finds himself joining the Rebel Alliance (Finn). His name itself has been one of the breadcrumbs that has led loyal movie followers to a glimpse into his important background. Is Finn a mispronunciation of FN?
At some point it would seem that Finn is the name given to him after some confusion during the movie regarding his name. Whether he has no real name or doesn't remember what it is, we must wait to find out. Finn's last name has been something intentionally held away from the public as admitted by J.J. Abrams himself. Is the reason for this possibly because he has no last name? Quotes spoken by the Star Wars Force Friday released toys give away some details that help us out.
The quotes come from Finn's own action figure & one of Captain Phasma. The first, from Captain Phasma, is a command to FN-2187..
"FIRE FN-2187." - Captain Phasma
This order is probably something Finn struggles with (check out the GIF above). But this also leads to our second quote probably said during the same conversation with his captain..
"FN2187, I don’t, know what, to do!" - Finn
These quotes let us know that FN-2187 is definitely a name linked to Finn in the movie. Whether the name Finn derives from his soldier number FN-2187 or not is a question currently unanswered. But the connection between the quotes, his past, and our next character we find in the trailer.
I assume what ever it is Captain Phasma has asked Finn to do causes him to go Rouge. After commandeering one of the new & improved X-Wings then blasting his way out he crash lands on Jakku.
This is where the first Force Awakens trailer opens and FN-2187 later meets Rey.
Rey or Rey Solo?
The second clue and that of our second character is a little more subtle. In an image from a concept art book for the Force Awakens we see Rey holding what is established as Han's DL-44 blaster pistol. Is can also be seen in the background reflection of her full costume display below.
The image above also drops a few more possible hints. One, her goggles share the same shape as the eye shields of an old Stormtrooper. Two, is she wielding an Electrostaff? What could these possible, though rather small, hints mean? How did she come into possession of Han's blaster? Maybe her mother has given it to her as she has given Luke's lightsaber to Finn?
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