Hideo Kojima Got A Shoutout in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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In the attack on Jakku scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we saw several Stormtroopers and aliens speak, and if you've been listening keenly, you may have heard some familiar voices in the mix, like Dee Bradley Baker, David Colins, James Arnold Taylor, Matthew Wood, and Sam Witwer.

StarWars.com revealed who said what and what was said. The last line in the scene, spoken by Robert Stambler, is said by the red-eyed alien in the sand that sees BB-8 escaping: "Kojima."

That turns out to be a tribute to Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise and one of the most respected game developers in the industry.

Back in August, Kojima met up with J.J. Abrams and got a chance to interact with BB_8, and giving JJ a signed copy of his latest game, Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain.


A couple of weeks ago, Abrams and Kojima met up again, this time Kojima visiting Abrams, to discuss his new game studio. Abrams is getting into the videogame business, so they might collaborate on something special.


With Abrams' cinematic vision and Kojima's brilliance, they could probably make a masterpiece that would blow our minds.