'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Gets a 'Saturday Night Live' Parody

December 8, 2014
Source: Hulu

Star Wars SNL

There's already been a slew of re-edits of the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens from the hilarious "Special Edition" by George Lucas to the trailer presented in the style of director Wes Anderson. But since they're all just re-purposed footage from the original teaser trailer, we've still been missing Han Solo, Princess Leia and other familiar heroes. But "Saturday Night Live" has us covered in their trailer parody that pokes fun at the older versions of the characters. If the cross guard lightsaber wasn't different enough for you, Luke Skywalker gets a new one that fits his namesake and age a little better. Watch below!

Here's the "Saturday Night Live" parody of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer from Hulu:

If for some reason you haven't watched the trailer Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, watch it here.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, continuing the beloved original trilogy about Luke, Leia, Han & Chewie that ended in 1983, is directed by J.J. Abrams, of the films Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, The Big Chill, The Bodyguard) and J.J. Abrams, with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm producing. This debut is the beginning of a brand new saga, with another trilogy planned for this storyline, not to mention other standalone movies in this universe. Disney, after acquiring Lucasfilm, will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters worldwide on December 18th, 2015.

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My favorite was when it aired live with unfinished effects everywhere. The walker wasn't made of lightsabers when it aired live either. There were probably there or four green-screens were left un-keyed, as well. It was pretty rough overall. I wonder if they just aired the wrong video file of a rough cut, or if they legitimately didn't have it finished by air time rolled around. Either way, it was a rare misstep by SNL's digital shorts department.

Aj Meadows on Dec 8, 2014


Yeah, someone definitely aired the wrong version of the video during the broadcast. Huge mistake.

Ethan Anderton on Dec 8, 2014


I was at the National Association of Broadcaster's conference two years ago and got to sit on on the Digital Shorts panel. The timeline they have to work with is insane - basically they have a week to write, shoot, and edit these pieces. They said that multiple times they're putting the finishing effects and encoding the footage as the show is going live. I'm surprised they haven't done this before!

Korm on Dec 8, 2014


I would've loved to have seen that panel! I went to NAB earlier this year and there weren't any really cool panels like that 🙁 I guess we probably know what happened with this video then. They had a tough one on their hands. SOOOO many effects to complete.

Aj Meadows on Dec 8, 2014


Yeah, it was an awesome panel - they explained how they did the Louis CK / Lincoln intro during the NYC blackout - super crazy.

Korm on Dec 8, 2014


Heh, indeed, was wondering why there were lightsaber sounds with the walker.

avconsumer2 on Dec 8, 2014


The dude doing Han Solo is great. Hilarious shit.

TheOct8pus on Dec 8, 2014



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