You may not know the name Pip Andersen now, but you probably will come December. Pip landed himself a much coveted role in The Force Awakens, but who could the parkour star be playing? Making Star Wars think they know, and I'm willing to go one step further...
We learned on Force Friday that John Boyega's character, Finn goes by the Stormtrooper designation FN-2187. Thats probably where the nickname Finn comes from. I got the impression from the recent trailer that the First Order Stormtroopers are raised as a troops from an early age, and so they probably only go by designations. Much like the Clones in The Clone Wars TV series. As we learned from the small screen these guys bond, develop personalities and personal relationships and it seems as though Pip Andersen may be playing a close friend of Finn's and fellow Stormtrooper named Slip.
Now when you consider Finn's designation, FN-2187, and 2187's Star Wars heritage (it was the cell Princess Leia was in on the Death Star) I think we can predict Slip's designation. Im willing to guess that Slip will go by SLP-1138 in The Force Awakens. 1138 has major Star Wars kudos and it would appear that Slip's fate starts Finn on a path that leads to the Resistance.
Now, in case your wondering, I have a long held theory that Finn (FN-2187) helps Poe Dameron escape the First Order and that is why the character designation contains the number 2187 (a call back to Leia's cell) and more than that, I think the image below is the moment that rescue of Poe takes place.
Shortly after this I believe Poe and Finn steal a TIE Fighter which crashes on Jakku, that Finn leaves Poe for dead and takes his clothes, check out Poe's jacket in the image above and then Finn sets off across Jakku where he meets aRe and the venture begins. I have other more in-depth theories, which if you ever read mgfn.co.uk, you'll be familiar with, but i intend to re-post some of those soon, although they are available in their original form in the archive of this very site.
So my prediction is that Piop Andersen's character will go by the designation SLP-1138 and be known as Slip to his friends. His death will force Finn into action and boom, we got a movie.
What do you think? Is there a chance we will see 1138 pop up in Star Wars again? Got another idea how Finn ends up with Poe's jacket? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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