Star Wars: The Force Awakens Included A Shout-Out To Hideo Kojima

(Photo: Hideo Kojima on Twitter)

During the attack on Jakku in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, several stormtroopers and aliens speak in the mayhem. Keen-eared fans may have heard some familiar voices in the mix, like Sam Witwer, David Collins, Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor, and Matthew Wood.

But those with the cheat sheet from can see exactly who said what - and what was said. The last line in the scene, said by Robert Stambler, is said by the red-eyed alien in the sand that sees BB-8 escaping: "Kojima."

It appears that's a shout-out to game designer Hideo Kojima, the creator of the Metal Gear franchise. The creator met up with J.J. Abrams back in August, getting a chance to interact with BB-8 and giving JJ a signed copy of his latest game, Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain.

The two met up again a couple of weeks ago, this time Kojima visiting Abrams, to talk to him about his new game studio. Abrams is getting into the game business right now, as well, so this could be the start of something.

For now, it's just a fun shout-out and a couple of friends looking like they're having some fun. If that leads to us all getting a project between two of the best creators around, well, all the better!