John Boyega's trouble with Star Wars jargon earned him a gift from Rian Johnson (but what does it mean?)

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Star Wars may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but there’s one thing even its most skilled characters can’t escape: complex technical jargon. Star Wars: The Last Jedi actor John Boyega took to Instagram to share a gift that writer/director Rian Johnson gave him that commemorated his struggles with some of the upcoming film’s dialogue:

A gift from @riancjohnson expressing my frustration with the most complex Star Wars lingo. You'll find out more later !

A photo posted by @jboyega_ on Mar 4, 2017 at 3:06pm PST

Boyega promises that we’ll “find out more later,” but this is the internet, damn it, and Star Wars fans are impatient! So while we wait, let’s see if we can break this down ourselves and learn anything from it.

The word in question is bio-hexacrypt, so let’s take it piece by piece. “Bio” means life. “Hexa” means six. A “crypt” can be a chamber containing coffins or religious artifacts, but it more likely refers to the ancient Greek work kryptos, meaning “hidden.” With all of that in mind, it seems to me that we can infer that in The Last Jedi, Finn either encounters or references a lock of some kind that features a six-level security system, and at least one of those levels requires a fingerprint, blood sample, eye scan, or some other biological proof of identity.

From what we’ve seen so far of Snoke, General Hux, The First Order, and especially the tempestuous Kylo Ren, it doesn’t seem like any of them would have the patience to install something like that on any of their property. So in my wild speculation, I wondered if maybe Finn comes face to face with the surviving members of Kanjiklub in the new movie. (Remember the gang that included the Indonesian actors from The Raid movies? That’s Kanjiklub.) After all, they weren’t too happy with Han Solo the last time we saw them, and Finn and Han were on the same side. But StarWars.com describes them as being improvised street fighters, so a bio-hexacrypt doesn’t quite seem like their style, either.

But that reminded me of the Guavian Death Gang (above), the other organization Solo ran afoul of during The Force Awakens. They’re much more technologically advanced, and according to StarWars.com, their soldiers “undergo cybernetic augmentation, with a mechanical reservoir and pump injecting chemicals into their bloodstreams to enhance speed and aggression.” Ding ding ding - we might finally have a winner! Again, this is all just speculation, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Rian Johnson brings the Guavian Death Gang back into the mix and has Finn (and maybe Poe) need to steal something of theirs to achieve their goals.

It also sounds like it could have something to do with the Jedi - possibly a piece of security to protect some of the order’s secrets. If that’s case, maybe Finn and Rey reunite in this film and Finn helps her unlock some information about the history of the Jedi. (Maybe revealing more about Luke’s failed training of Kylo Ren and who the mysterious Knights of Ren are?) We’ll wait for Boyega to reveal more information, but we’ll find out the whole truth when The Last Jedi hits theaters later this year.

Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Benicio del Toro, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in cinemas on December 15, 2017.

Images: Instagram/StarWars.com

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Ben is an entertainment journalist who has written about movies online for nearly a decade. He loves the Fast & Furious franchise, prefers Indiana Jones to Star Wars, and will defend the ending of Lost until his dying day. He shook Bill Murray's hand once (so he's got that going for him, which is nice). Ben lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
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