Those movie press junkets can become pretty routine after a while, but the folks at MTV had a long-(long-long-)term plan in the works.used their time sitting down with celebrities, from Jennifer Lawrence to Seth Rogen to Elijah Wood, as an opportunity to re-enact the story of the original .
It looks like it took months of preparation, as you can see the logos for Steve Jobs, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Cooties, Victor Frankenstein, and loads more, pointing to each of the junkets from which MTV pulled footage. As expected, the video is not a detailed re-enactment. It’s mostly just a string of lines like, “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi,” “You don’t need to see his identification,” and a whole lot of Wookie sounds. Though, Tom Hiddleston and 5 Seconds of Summer have the best Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt impressions I’ve heard in a while.
Watch the video below:
Featured among the participating talent are Natalie Dormer, Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Will Poulter, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, David Tennant, Bradley Cooper, Guillermo del Toro, and more.
Love for Star Wars runs deep, which you can glean from the opening weekend numbers for had to give it up for J.J. Abrams and co.. The film has only been screening in the U.S. for a couple of days and it’s already become the first film to break $100 million in a single day, the December release with the highest grossing opening numbers with $238 million domestic, and it has the biggest global opening of any film with $529 million. Even Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall
Moral of the story, if you haven’t seen the film, go see it. If you have, we only have to wait until 2017 for Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII. At least, we have Star Wars: Rogue One to look forward to next year.