How Many Easter Eggs can you Find in the 360 Video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

Unkar Thugs

A few days ago Lucasfilm teamed up with Facebook and released new 360 degree video experiences, riding Rey’s speeder through the desert landscape of Jakku. Our readers and Cantina members spotted multiple Easter Eggs in the video and we decided to make a compilation with them. Have you found any?



Here is what we found so far, thanks to our Cantina members thehiredgun and entourage:


First the folks from the title image. Initially I thought they are Unkar’s thugs:



But then I looked at the desert speeder toy that looks identical with this speeder and I am not so sure about that. They look different but are probably from the same group (click the images for bigger versions):




The desert scavenger:




He is definitely this guy, shown at SDCC:




Some people are speculating that this is the character played by Simon Pegg, but it appears that the body of this creature is much bigger than the one Pegg is playing:


Simon Pegg


Teebo and his Luggabeast:




You can’t mistake these guys. Probably my favorite design from the movie so far:




A crashed TIE.


Downed Tie


Could this be Finn’s TIE?


Crahed TIE


A downed AT-AT:




A Crashed X-Wing:




BB-8 peeking at the end of the video:





There are probably more. Have you found any?


Curiously one of our readers shared the following with us:


Friend who works for Disney told me: no one has cracked the HUGE Easter Egg in Jakku 3D. Keep looking!!! 



We will, stay tuned…




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64 thoughts on “How Many Easter Eggs can you Find in the 360 Video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

  • September 25, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    If you look on the star destroyer it says “the plot of this movie sucks” in graffiti, don’t know if anyone caught that.

    • September 25, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Screen shot, please.

    • September 25, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      You feel better now that you got that out of your system?

  • September 25, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    hm. still dont see anything new. i think they can do a better job with maketing

  • September 25, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    About the 36 Second mark, when you see the crashed TIE Fighter, there appears to be what looks like a Mon Calamari cruiser behind it…anyone else see this?

    • September 25, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Yep! Definitely see a Mon Cal cruiser.

    • September 29, 2015 at 4:45 am

      33-37 seconds top middle screen look at the star destroyer it looks like there’s a face in the roundish twisted hunk of metal, again prolly my imagination

  • September 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    so im guessing the battle of jakku took place like right after or during ROTJ.

    • September 25, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      I believe that the new book “Lost Stars” says that the battle of Jakku happened about a year or so after ROTJ. Just FYI 🙂

  • September 25, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Possibly a certain lightsaber hidden in the sand somewhere?

  • September 25, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    At the very beggining another type of speeder zooms past on your left – seems to be letting off some type of smoke and goes off behind the other side of the star destroyer. Anybody know what that is?
    Then right after the unkar thugs, there’s two ships flying in th sky. looks like x-wings, and for a second the one behind looks like the Falcon!

    • September 28, 2015 at 6:06 am

      Was gonna mention the smoking speeder too! I took a screenshot.

  • September 25, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    At 16 seconds in the front-view (bottom middle square), you can see 2 ships flying together or maybe it is one chasing the other. Maybe it’s the Millennium Falcon being chased by a TIE Fighter. Or it could be 2 TIE Fighters flying together. Maybe One with Finn and one with Poe. Or some other combination of pilots. Who knows?

  • September 25, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Well, I’ve watched it at least four times and am not spotting the huge easter egg.

  • September 25, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    at 11-13 sec mark if you look to the right of the arches you drive through, there is a person walking, looks kinda like Chewie.

    • September 25, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      on second thought, looks like a human, but can’t figure out who, bad graphics on my computer

  • September 25, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    When you pass the Star Destroyer near the end . the outcropping of twisted metal resembles part of Han Solos face frozen in carbonite with the pained expression. I may be imagining it, but it’s as good a guess at what the big easter egg is as any I guess? Anyone ? Bueller, bueller?

    • September 26, 2015 at 5:05 am

      Could you add a picture? I’m not sure I’d be able to find this…

      • September 26, 2015 at 5:12 am

        Ill try, I’m warning ya its prolly nothing, my brain pics out weird patterns sometimes, yknow faces in the wallpaper kinda crap., but I thought I’d blurt it out just in case. I’ll laugh if that happens to be true

      • September 26, 2015 at 5:23 am

        Well I’m not in a place with a computer at the sec and I’m trying to get my phone to s.c. but look at 33- 37 seconds in top middle screen of the six screen views. It’s a face. Maybe nothing, maybe not Han, maybe something they threw in. Who knows. Looked like Hans face on first glance

    • September 28, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Can you gives us a time stamp to look for?

  • September 25, 2015 at 11:17 pm


    • September 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      So I’m thinking Rey needs to *remember who she is*

      • September 26, 2015 at 2:15 am

        Awesome idea–hence the name of the movie.

    • September 26, 2015 at 2:41 am


    • September 26, 2015 at 4:55 am

      Dammit, who let Scar back on the throne?!

  • September 25, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    It looks like there is a head at the front of the pile that the yellow scavenger guy is dragging…

  • September 25, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    And another thing…. Is the Star destroyer sitting on top of another star destroyer? theres definatley metal underneath it

    • September 26, 2015 at 4:57 am

      You know, I was eyeing that too, that Star Destroyer had a pretty big gap underneath, I was staring at it thinking “I just KNOW there’s some rebel base hidden in there. SOMETHING’S in there!”

  • September 26, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I’m still looking for Jar Jar’s grave

  • September 26, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Hey, is the Huge easter egg to do with that burning craft at the beginning? Maybe Finn’s arrival on Jakku as the POV is clearly from Rey’s speeder…

  • September 26, 2015 at 12:55 am

    its star wars day at petco park in downtown San Diego tomorrow. is anyone going?

  • September 26, 2015 at 12:59 am

    So no one’s found the big one yet huh? Thanks Viral. Now I’m not going to get anything done this weekend. 🙂

    • September 26, 2015 at 4:54 am

      I have the problem that my internet is really low, so watching the video is kind of taxing on every part of my house’s tech. this sort of stuff is usually right up my alley…

  • September 26, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Wonder if there are any Krayt Dragons on Not-Tatooine.

    • September 26, 2015 at 1:31 am

      i would love if they showed a krayt dragon

    • September 26, 2015 at 2:40 am

      The Battle of Jakku was a space battle and all those ships crashed onto the planet. Just so ‘ya know.

      • September 26, 2015 at 4:52 am

        That doesn’t entirely explain the AT-AT which is a ground unit. There’s just gotta be a story there…

        • September 26, 2015 at 5:03 am

          I’m guessing the Battle of Jakku isn’t the only battle that’s taken place on the battle by the time of the movie.

          • September 26, 2015 at 7:23 am

            Read Lost Stars. There was a space battle AND land battle going on simultaneously. There were also already inhabitants on Jakku, as mentioned in the book, but not many.

          • September 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

            Then I’m guessing they were trying to invade the planet or something. Does it say it in Lost Stars?

        • September 26, 2015 at 7:14 am

          The ATs were likely stored inside the ships. Or dropped off

    • September 26, 2015 at 3:25 am

      90% of the theories I have seen around MVS have suggested he is Reys mentor.

      And by most accounts there doesnt seem to have been inhabitants on the planet prior to the battle.

      • September 26, 2015 at 7:01 am

        Then that tells us quite a bit about it’s inhabitants. Either they came from a nearby world [and were wealthy enough to do so] or they make their living scavenging the entire galaxy. Another theory being that they are the survivors/offspring of the original ships [as much as one can survive falling from orbit and crashing into the desert.] if that’s the case, where does old man fit in?

        • September 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm

          He would most likely be an ex imperial officer.

  • September 26, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Has anyone noticed that this is a different star destroyer than the one in the second teaser? It’s crashed at a different angle, and all the debris that you pass in this 3d thing isn’t in the shot in the teaser.
    This might just have been done just to put a ton of stuff together for a fun video but might also imply something else, Like that there is more than one star destroyer that has crashed on Jakku? Maybe an entire fleet?
    Also, it seems like where the video starts, you also come flying out of something that looks like the structure of a smaller star destroyer type ship.

  • September 26, 2015 at 4:50 am

    I think this video is proof that CG will be used more than thought in this film [this is neither good nor bad, it is merely a technical difference]. I don’t believe this environment was rendered purely for a facebook video, I at first thought it was for the Battle-feild/front/whatever you call it video-game, but it’s Star Wars company itself doing it. What this means is somewhere along the way, at some point, they saw the need to render an environment in CG [My money’s on the Millennium Falcon chase sequence], and, having the environment handy, threw us a bone. My take on it. 🙂

    • September 26, 2015 at 5:02 am

      I’m hoping they just made this for the video, which is also the most likely option in my opinion

      • September 26, 2015 at 8:43 am

        I don’t see how that’s simpler or why you hope that. As I pointed out, this was most likely used for the chase-scene, i.e, it’s not going to be shown that closely. Also the amount of detail goes down sharply in covered areas such as underneath the Star Destroyer, suggesting, to me, that this is designed for use in aerial shots.

        • September 27, 2015 at 5:59 am

          Maybe, but I really figured that they’d find a way to things like this with practical effects, just because they were making such a big deal about it. I guess. we’ll have to wait until the movie comes out to know for sure.

          • September 27, 2015 at 6:32 am

            This will probably be used in the background [probably with motion/lens blur] in crazy scenes. For quiet scenes where people are just walking around normally, I’m sure – no, there ARE sets that exist that have already appeared in official photos. So I’m not worried, they’re focused on getting the best look without breaking the [albeit big] budget. As a fast-paced long distance background, this’ll do nicely.

          • September 27, 2015 at 5:57 pm

            I agree.

      • September 26, 2015 at 12:46 pm

        I would wager outside of perhaps some models used for base references… none of this was used in the film.

  • September 26, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Reminds me of the Podracer game, Needs a soundtrack for the full effect though.

  • September 26, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Is the easter egg BB8s voice at the end? As the speeder winds down you hear a droids voice, sort of like a re-vamped astromech.

  • September 26, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I think the easter egg is the two ships entering the picturee in the upper left corner at 0:23. Looks lile a TIE chasing another, and just before it exits the frame there is some shooting, seems like?

  • September 26, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Millennium Falcon at 0:37? Figures at right of frame, possibly coming to/from it or the tie fighter?

    • September 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      I was thinking this might be a Mon Calamari cruiser…

  • September 27, 2015 at 5:57 am

    “Teebo and his Luggabeast”

    His name is Teedo, not Teebo.

    • September 27, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Exactly. Teebo is a failed NFL quarterback with all the accuracy of a stormtrooper.

      • September 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm


      • September 28, 2015 at 6:07 am

        Tebow is the greatest college quarterback of all time. The Force was strong with him.

  • September 28, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I wonder if there is a Super Star Destroyer in the distance, beyond the Mon Calarami-esque ship around the 0:37 mark. It wouldn’t be the Executor since that crashed into the second Death Star. Anyone else have a guess?

  • September 29, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Doom door at :43 🙂

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