A tweet from Star Wars revealed a detail surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Stormtrooper number held by Finn (John Boyega) in the film – FN-2187- has a meaning within the Star Wars universe. The number is a callback to the cell number that Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) is kept in during Star Wars: A New Hope.
As well, the number 21-87 even had exterior meaning outside of that, as it references the name of a short film that George Lucas was inspired by.
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. pic.twitter.com/dBdY0kZ7nW
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 10, 2020
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