'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' also appear in mock audition tapes
Jon Hamm and Emma Stone both appeared as Star Wars rejects in a new Saturday Night Live sketch.
The clip, which you can see below, sees director JJ Abrams introduce footage of various actors and actresses auditioning to appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Jon Hamm, best known for playing Don Draper in Mad Men, is shown trying to convince the team behind the film to change the character name to “Hamm Solo.”
Emma Stone, meanwhile, references the controversy around her role in 2015 Aloha as she says “I know the Star Wars universe is very diverse and I don’t know if you saw the movie Aloha, but I can play a very convincing part-Asian woman.”
Elsewhere in the clip Michael Buble attempts to croon his lines alongside real life Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley while John Boyega makes light of fans having issues with a black actor playing a storm trooper.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in the UK on Thursday, December 17, a day earlier than in the US. The story takes place 30 years after the events of Return Of The Jed, though specific plot details are being kept tightly under wraps. The film’s script was penned by director JJ Abrams, Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt and Star Wars franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan.
Alongside the returning trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, the film’s cast includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver and Andy Serkis. Abrams has recently revealed that Carrie Fisher’s Leia will not be referred to as “Princess” in the film, but has instead been given a new, more military-sounding title.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that the film will feature a character apparently named after a Beastie Boys album.
Watch the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens below: