Before reading this, I will have you know that the content being discussed here contains major spoilers for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Read at your own risk.
Okay, now that we've gotten that out of the way, we can get down to the matter at hand. Ever since the seventh Star Wars movie began development, director J.J. Abrams tried to keep things a secret. In fact, when we first learned the lead characters names, we were given only their first names, just in case their last name were of any significance. It was even revealed that Kylo Ren wasn't even the character's true name.
However, the cat seems to have gotten out of the bag regarding John Boyega's Finn, one of the new heroes in the Star Wars universe. Finn's importance to the upcoming film has been a hot topic following the release of the recent trailers. Seeing him brandishing the trademark Skywalker lightsaber has made fans question how an ex-stormtrooper could have acquired such a legendary relic.
Well, if rumors are to be believed, it's because his family has a special connection to the Skywalker line.
Are you sure you can handle the spoiler? Okay last chance...
According to the Amazon description of a collectible The Force Awakens jigsaw puzzle, Finn's last name is none other than Calrissian, implying that Finn is the son of famous intergalactic gambler and scoundrel Lando Calrissian (played by Billy Dee Williams in the original Star Wars trilogy).
However, don't get your hopes up too high. The description for the product was written by the P&E Enterprises, the seller, which doesn't cement its validity in stone.
Even if Finn really is a Calrissian, that revelation poses just as many questions as answers. That would explain his ties to Han Solo and the Skywalker line, but why did he join the First Order if his own father fought for the rebels several decades ago? Not to mention that Lando is not a Jedi, so how did Finn end up wielding Luke's old lightsaber? Perhaps more merchandising news will clarify the situation but for now, we are going to just have to wait until the film's debut.
The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18th!