Eagled eyed Star Wars fans have caught everything from stormtroopers hitting their heads in Episode IV: A New Hope to the alien species from E.T. making a cameo in the background of The Phantom Menace. Even years after the films are released, new things are being noticed hidden in the background of shots.
Though fans love discussing these small hidden treats on Twitter, it’s not every day that one of the creators from inside Star Wars confirms their presence. Episode VIII director Rian Johnson did exactly that on Twitter Monday afternoon.
Johnson is widely known as a director for his attention to smaller details; a skill he put on display in his 2019 murder mystery Knives Out. As fans have noticed, he’s hidden some small surprises for diligent fans in each of his films, including The Last Jedi.
The director responded to a fan asking about an Easter egg involving none other than Han Solo planted in the film on Twitter. Though Han Solo does not appear in the film directly, Rian Johnson left a little surprise for fans to remind them of his presence in the universe.
What is The Last Jedi Easter egg?
Finding this Easter egg takes a certain level of dedication since the message is written in the fictional language Aurebesh. The language is the common written language of the Star Wars universe, and a handful of dedicated fans have taken to learning it themselves.
Some of those linguistically gifted fans noticed the hidden note from everyones favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder hidden during one of the opening scenes of The Last Jedi.
Translated into English, it reads “Han says hi.” How that note got onto one of the bombs seen during the battle at the beginning of the film is unclear, but it doesn’t exactly matter.
All that matters is that we got the very important message from Johnson: Han says hi!
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