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Love Easter eggs in your movies? Well this fan favorite has 'em to spare. (Warning: SPOILERS ahead)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is filled with blink-and-you'll-miss-it nuggets: split-second cameos, very familiar voices, and a few references just for old-school fans. But if you haven't seen the movie yet, go no further, for spoilers abound...
The vocal stylings of the droid BB-8 are credited to two comedians. One is Ben Schwartz, who played Jean-Ralphio on Parks & Recreation and has made occasional (and extremely hilarious) appearances as a clueless publicist on Comedy Bang Bang. The other consultant?
The SNL alum and Trainwreck also helped voice BB-8.
Carrie Fisher's real-life daughter, actress Billie Lourd, has a part in The Force Awakens...
Lourd appears in some scenes with her mother under the moniker Lieutenant Connix.
Every single Star Wars movie contains the same fan-favorite phrase: "I have a bad feeling about this." The sentence is spoken twice in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and in subsequent films, including The Force Awakens, where Han utters the statement.
In one scene from Force Awakens, a Stormtrooper falls victim to a captive Rey's Jedi mind trick. If that Stormtrooper sounds familiar, that's because ...
The latest Bond, anyway: Daniel Craig.
One of the fighter pilots attacking Starkiller Base is Jess Testor, played by Game of Thrones actress Jessica Henwick. A Game of Thrones cast mate, however, serves the Dark Side...
Thomas Brodie-Sangster plays First Order Petty Officer Thanisson in Force Awakens, as well as Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones.
Warwick Davis played Ewok scout Wicket in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. In the Force Awakens, you may glimpse him under an alien costume again ... this time as Wollivan, a denizen of Maz Kanata's bar.
If the voice of Rey's junker boss sounds familiar (and in that case, boy, do you have good ears), that's because it belongs to an actor from another J.J. Abrams franchise: Star Trek. It's Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the Trek series and junk dealer Unkar Plutt in Force Awakens.
Here we see General Hux (Domnall Gleeson) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), with Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) in the background. Also in the background: The Starkiller Base. Fun fact: Before he was Luke Skywalker, the Jedi hero had a very different working name: Luke Starkiller.
You'll catch a brief shot of Doctor Who alum Freema Agyeman (seen here as her Doctor character Martha Jones) just before a bunch of baddies attack in The Force Awakens.
Director J.J. Abrams cast his dad, Gerry Abrams, as Captain Cypress. You can spy Gerry Abrams to the left of C-3PO when he declares that the Resistance needs a miracle.
The ex-Stormtrooper who goes by Finn actually has a series of numbers and letters for a name: FN-2187. That's not a coincidence. In Episode IV: New Hope, Leia's prison cell number is 2187. George Lucas reportedly used this number after watching a short abstract collage film, 21-87, that influenced him deeply.
Every single Star Wars movie has a severed limb in it. Every single one. For that reason, the following piece of information may or may not be considered an Easter egg: In Force Awakens, we see that C-3PO has lost an arm, and gotten a new one.
One of the more fun scenes in Force Awakens involves Han, Chewy and his young friends suddenly boxed in by two angry gangs. One of those gangs? The cast of the fabulous Indonesian action film The Raid: Redemption.