Two pop culture phenomena come together as one: Last night on Jimmy Fallon, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams revealed that Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the cantina music for the new film. Also known as the music that those aliens play in the bar in Mos Eisley! The original was composed by John Williams. Miranda elaborated on the score in a tweet:
We did. Worked on it between 6pm & 7:30 on 2 show days for the past 2 months. JJ is the best. Can't wait to see. https://t.co/pPYu8nRsxI
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 1, 2015
Here’s the clip where Abrams reveals the news:
Revisit the scene in the original film:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters 12/18, and the soundtrack will be released the same day.