‘Saturday Night Live’ Spoof of the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (Trailer)
When the newest Star Wars trailer emerged last week, one question was one everyone’s mind: What will the original characters — Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo — look like now that they are elderly? SNL‘s reimagining of the Force Awakens trailer finds Leia bloated and wearing reading glasses to do paperwork; Han Solo hard-of-hearing and mildly confused; Luke Skywalker with a lightsaber walker and a thyroid problem; and Chewbacca with matted fur and a post-surgery cone collar.
The creator of the Star Wars movies hasn’t seen the trailer for the new Star Wars movie. In an interview with Page Six, George Lucas was asked what he thought of the promising 88-second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “I don’t know anything about it,” he replied. ” I haven’t seen it yet.”
Lucas said that although he hadn’t watched the trailer, he still planned to see Episode VII when it’s released in December 2015, explaining that he had avoided the early footage because he liked “going to the movies and watching the whole thing there.” Lucas is noted as a creative consultant on the upcoming movie, but despite claims by George’s son Jett last year that his father had “handpicked” J.J. Abrams to direct The Force Awakens, the elder Lucas said he was “not really” curious to see how the Star Trek director had handled the franchise he created.[ Read the whole article via the Verge]