Like any good sci-fi/fantasy franchise, Star Wars has a number of its own unique cultures and languages, which serve to make the universe in which the stories are being told feel more fully fleshed-out, lived-in, and realistic.
Also like any good sci-fi/fantasy franchise, Star Wars has superfans, scholars, and the like who can actually understand many of the languages being used in the films -- and, moments after today's teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrived online, there were people trying to make sense of the Easter eggs, references, and hidden meanings behind some of the shots.
One such expert is Donna Dickens, the Deputy Entertainment Editor at Uproxx, who knwos her Aurebesh.
"So because I'm me, I translated the Aurebesh on Finn's pod," tweeted Dickens, adding "[T]hey weren't expecting that. Literally: adsf
While it seemed the first bit of text she translated was basically just somebody mashing their fingers on the keyboard, Dickens went on to note that not all of the Aurebesh on the healing pod was gibberish.
That's good news for fans of Finn, who was a major player in Star Wars: The Force Awakens but whose only shot in the trailer depicted him as in a kind of medical stasis.
"It's been painful. It's been a process," actor John Boyega said of his character during a panel today at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. "Finn definitely stood up for himself at the end of The Force Awakens and caught a bit of an injury to his back. He will be back in The Last Jedi and he's not playing this time. "
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017 release. The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles.