Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
J.J. Abrams is being careful not to give too much away about the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, but there are a few things we can assume just by virtue of the fact that it’s a Star Wars movie. For example, it’s safe to say it won’t look anything like this delightful Star Wars musical parody.
Which is a real shame, because Star Wars: The Musical demonstrates that Disney tunes and lightsaber battles actually go together like peanut butter and bananas: They may not be the most intuitive combination, but they’re a damn good one. After the jump, watch Luke, Han, Leia, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and more sing their way through the plot of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Jeffrey Gee Chin directed the fan video, and George Shaw wrote the music and lyrics.
Of course Darth Vader gets to sing “When You Wish Upon a Star” about his beloved Death Star.
Obviously, there’s no way in hell Abrams will make a Disney-style Star Wars musical, even if the studio does have all the appropriate rights. But there’s a weird part of me that kinda-sorta wishes they would. If nothing else, a Star Wars musical would be a daring change of pace from all the self-serious, CG-heavy action blockbusters clogging the box office these days.
On the bright side, there’s actually a chance that Episode VII will feature some musical performances. Musicians The Healer Twins and Safe Smokingroove have confirmed that they’ll be in the film, which makes us wonder if we’re headed back to the Mos Eisley cantina or a similar watering hole.
For more Star Wars: The Musical, visit the official website, which has tons of making-of videos and behind-the-scenes snaps. The team behind this video also promises to give the Disney treatment to Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi in the future.