Top 20 Star Wars The Force Awakens Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Star Wars The Force Awakens facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Star Wars The Force Awakens film message.

In The Force Awakens, the pieces on the Holo chess board are set in the same position they were in when Chewbacca and R2 stopped playing in a New Hope.

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Han Solo throws away his jacket while entering Starkiller base. When he leaves, Chewbacca hands him his jacket back. This was improvised by Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo.
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Han Solo throws away his jacket while entering Starkiller base. When he leaves, Chewbacca hands him his jacket back. This was improvised by Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trivia

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  1. A pink R2 unit can be seen on the resistance base with the designation R2-KT. The founder of the 501st fan organization created the droid to watch after his daughter "Katie" who had terminal brain cancer. The droid visits children's hospitals to this day.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Rey's goggles are made from salvaged stormtrooper eyepieces.
    Rey's goggles are made from salvaged stormtrooper eyepieces.
  • 1 - After Rey accidentally opens the wrong door, Han Solo and Chewbacca are forced to run away from a Rathtar which is rolling down a hallway towards them. So what better musical cue to put in than the boulder roll sound from the iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark scene?
    After Rey accidentally opens the wrong door, Han Solo and Chewbacca are forced to run away from a Rathtar which is rolling down a hallway towards them. So what better musical cue to put in than the boulder roll sound from the iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark scene?
  • 1 - When Rey summons the lightsaber to her, the same music track is played as that of when Luke finds his dead aunt and uncle at the beginning of "A New Hope". This is meant to show Rey accepting what she must do and who she must become like how Luke did in ANH.
    When Rey summons the lightsaber to her, the same music track is played as that of when Luke finds his dead aunt and uncle at the beginning of "A New Hope". This is meant to show Rey accepting what she must do and who she must become like how Luke did in ANH.
  • 1 - Daniel Craig plays the stormtrooper who gets mind-tricked into letting Rey go.
    Daniel Craig plays the stormtrooper who gets mind-tricked into letting Rey go.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Hidden Details

When Poe Dameron rotates, a black belt on the left side of his head falls towards gravity

1 - Snoke carefully mentions the names of the next few films, and provides a brief overview of the following stories.
Snoke carefully mentions the names of the next few films, and provides a brief overview of the following stories.
1 - Both Finn and Rey ignite Anakin's lightsaber the wrong way; by pressing the top red button. Luke in Star Wars (1977) can be seen turning it on correctly; by pressing the gold notch in the lower part of the saber.
Both Finn and Rey ignite Anakin's lightsaber the wrong way; by pressing the top red button. Luke in Star Wars (1977) can be seen turning it on correctly; by pressing the gold notch in the lower part of the saber.
1 - When entering Maz Kanata's establishment flags can be seen outside. One in particular is a Mythosaur skull from Mandalore, the same symbol can be seen on Boba Fett's armor.
When entering Maz Kanata's establishment flags can be seen outside. One in particular is a Mythosaur skull from Mandalore, the same symbol can be seen on Boba Fett's armor.
1 - Rey shares a unique lightsaber attack style with only one other character in the Star Wars cinematic universe.
Rey shares a unique lightsaber attack style with only one other character in the Star Wars cinematic universe.

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kylo's face is lit in half red and half blue light, representing his inner conflict between the two sides of the force. The shift in lighting represents one side's triumph, and reveals the decision he is about to make.

When the Resistance fighters are approaching Starkiller Base in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), the surface of the planet near the laser cannon is scorched from the recent firing that destroyed the Hosnian System. Smoke is also visible emitting from the cannon.

Rey has no issue in taking Luke's lightsaber from Kylo, due to their light & dark conflict. In the Last Jedi (2017), she is unable to, representing their transformation away from that conflict towards the grey middle ground, a theme explored in the movie.

1 - Finn's Stormtrooper serial number (2187) is also the number of Princess Leila's cell in Star Wars A New Hope.
Finn's Stormtrooper serial number (2187) is also the number of Princess Leila's cell in Star Wars A New Hope.
1 - Finn, while bandaging up Chewbacca, finds Luke's training ball from a New Hope.
Finn, while bandaging up Chewbacca, finds Luke's training ball from a New Hope.

Star Killer Base is a space station super weapon used by villians. This is a reference to the original Star Wars and the Death Star

Rey uses a lightsaber for the first time (explanation in comments).

Star Wars The Force Awakens poster
Star Wars The Force Awakens poster

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Star Wars The Force Awakens. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre News
Stars J.J. Abrams, John Boyega, Anthony Carboni, Gwendoline Christie
IMDB score 6.7