The Beastie Boys inspired a Star Wars: The Force Awakens character

By , Oct 1 2015

Han (sure) shot first.

Did the Beastie Boys exist a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Intrepid Star Wars fans have dug up details on The Force Awakens character names Ello Asty, which is just a few letters away from the Beastie Boys’ 1998 album Hello Nasty.

If that’s not enough to go on, the stock card to the film character’s Hasbro action figure displays an alien dialect on his helmet that seemingly reads “Born to Ill”, a possible reference to their 1986 debut LP, Licensed to Ill.

In other recent Beasties news, we got to see inside Mike D’s Brooklyn brownstone when he put it on the market for $5.6 million earlier this year. [via Exclaim]

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