"There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?" Those words uttered at the beginning of the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, spoken by Andy Serkis' Supreme Leader Snoke, could easily be used to describe the millions of Star Wars fans who have "awakened" from the dark years of the prequel trilogy, as we get ready for the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, hitting theaters in just two days. Seemingly everyone has caught Star Wars fever over the past few years, including Jimmy Fallon, who presented a special treat for fans during last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Last week, several Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars appeared on the NBC late night talk show, including Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley and director J.J. Abrams. During last night's episode, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots presented a special a cappella tribute to John Williams' iconic Star Wars music, with special appearances by stars Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie and John Boyega. These stars all hummed classic tunes like The Imperial March, the catchy tune from the Mos Eisley Cantina, and much more.
The video also includes appearances from a few of the franchise's robotic friends, such as R2-D2, C-3PO and the latest addition to the droid family, BB-8. While the video is only one minute and 40 seconds long, it serves as a wonderful tribute to John Williams' classic themes, along with a great companion to the seven minute video released earlier this week, which showed him composing the opening scene music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If this a cappella video doesn't get you in the Star Wars spirit, we're not sure what will.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is poised to break box office records left and right this weekend, with most projections putting it well over the $208.8 million record mark set by Jurassic World this summer. An exact theater count hasn't been released yet, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to open in more than 3,900 theaters, which, is more than 500 theaters short of 4,468-theater record set by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse back in 2010. We'll have to wait and see if it comes close to this record when the final theater count is announced, presumably either today or tomorrow.
LucasFilm recently confirmed that there will be a new Star Wars movie hitting theaters every year, indefinitely, until fans stop buying tickets. As of now, the next four years of the franchise is set in stone, with the first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (December 16, 2016), Star Wars: Episode VIII (May 27, 2017), Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie (May 25, 2018) and Star Wars: Episode IX (2019). There is also a Third Star Wars Spin-Off Movie presumably set for 2020, but nothing has been confirmed for that project yet. Take a look at this new Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as we count down the days and hours left until it hits theaters.