Just when you thought Star Wars: The Force Awakens couldn't get any better (at least until it comes out!), we find out J.J. Abrams paid tribute to both the Beastie Boys (a favorite band of his) and his hit ABC show, LOST, with a new character's name.
Ello Atsy. Can you figure out the reference?
Sure, you got the Beastie Boys reference to their "Hello Nasty," album, but did you catch the other? Try this - slowly pronounce "Ello Atsy" and divide each syllable. El. Lo. Ats. Tsy. ... El. Oh. Es. Tee. ... Lost.
Could it be true? Yahoo! Movies asked Abrams about the possible reference and it turned out to be real! “It is for me,” Abrams said. “But I’d be lying if I said I came up with that name. It was suggested to me from the creature department. And I loved it for that reason, because it referenced the album, and also because it spells out Lost. And so both of those felt like, they were funny reasons to approve that name."
Abrams just can't get off the island! We have to go back, after all. LOST lives on, now in a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18.