SPOILER WARNING: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Easter Eggs


Star Wars: The Force Awakens has premiered, and we’re on the hunt for Easter eggs.

When I saw The Force Awakens for the first time, I was so in awe of the film that I only noticed one detail I would consider an Easter egg. There were soft references to the original trilogy, of course, in the dialogue of the film. But there was only one Easter-egg-y moment that stood out to me through my first viewing; and though it seemed a bit inconsequential, it may in fact prove important in Episode VIII.

What follows are spoilers, some of them important ones. If you haven’t seen the film yet, you might want to stop here.

There’s a moment when Rey, Finn, and BB-8 have met up with Chewbacca and Han Solo, and the four have boarded the Millennium Falcon to escape some smugglers gunning for Han’s death and the droid’s capture. Finn is rummaging through a box of junk, and he pulls out what appears to be a training remote…the same one Luke Skywalker used when Ben Kenobi was teaching him to be a Jedi.

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The reason this might be significant, is because at the end of the movie Rey takes the Falcon to the planet where Luke is. When Rey finds the Jedi Master, she holds out his old lightsaber which he lost in The Empire Strikes Back. Now, we know Luke started to train some Jedi at some point in the near past, but Kylo Ren and his Knights slaughtered them all. We know Rey is strong with the Force, and with Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber and Luke’s green one, they already have an extra Jedi weapon. It’s safe to speculate Luke will begin training her to fight Kylo and Snoke in Episode VIII.

That’s where the training remote, which is aboard the Falcon, may come in. Rey would need it to become more skilled with her lightsaber. So while the remote was a cool Easter egg in The Force Awakens, its significance may carry on to the next film.

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This is the only Easter egg I’ve spotted, so far. If anyone has found any more, please tell us about them in the comments below. Once we have some responses, we’ll compile a new list to share with everyone.