Star Wars – Finn’s Stormtrooper Number Is A Reference To Leia In A New Hope

Back before we all knew him as Finn, the former stormtrooper was named FN-2187. I had never really given much thought as to why he may have had that specific alphanumeric code, but as it turns out, it comes from a place of coolness. Which happens to harken back to the original Star Wars trilogy.

Remember at the front of A New Hope when Leia was yet to be rescued by a short-than-average stormtrooper? Well, the cell she was occupying at the time, happens to be cell 2187. And that’s not all, the plot thickens as the number is also a reference to a short film by the Canadian Film Board that is guilty of inspiring George Lucas. You can check out the tweet below from the official Marvel Studios Twitter account.

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These little references are always cool to find. Not as cool as say Cornelius “I don’t like you either” Evazan showing up in Rogue One but I nice little nod to fans of the original trilogy for sure. This is also a good bit of trivia, the type of thing you could test your nerdy friends’ knowledge with.

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