Star Wars (also known as Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is a film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire’s space station, the Death Star.
Jimmy Fallon and band The Roots join Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong’o for an a cappella tribute to Star Wars.
The Tonight Show rounded up nearly the entire cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to join Jimmy Fallon and the Roots in an a cappella medley that revisited the unforgettable themes and leitmotifs from John Williams’ original trilogy score.
Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Carrie Fisher and, at the end, Harrison Ford were assisted by a gaggle of Stormtroopers (played by the Roots), androids and Chewbacca for the performance. The medley jumps from its iconic “Overture” to “The Imperial March” to the “Cantina Song” to a rousing finale.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first standalone movie from the franchise, and as such endeavours to be, well, standalone; despite having a very well-known ending, it’s telling a new story mostly concerned with never-before-seen characters. However, with the film being set in the days leading up to the original […]