We are back for another Fansided Network, Star Wars news roundup! As part of the roundup, we search our mothership at Fansided, for all the best Star Wars news, rumors, fun and interesting articles that our fellow sites have been reporting on.
This week we start with the awesome folks over at Flicksided, who brought us a story on Harrison Ford’s voice in The Force Awakens. The piece compares Ford’s voice in the original trilogy, to one of his most recent films, Enders Game, where his voice is obviously more low and growly. “J.J. Abrams tells Vanity Fair that when he asked Harrison Ford to reprise the role of Han Solo for “Star Wars The Force Awakens”, he asked him to not do the growling voice. Abrams said that Ford was more than happy not to do it, and even said that the actor was excited about not doing it.” As the piece notes, everyone’s voice changes with time, the older we get, the more our voices change, but Ford is a champ, and seems more than happy to alter his voice for Episode VII.
Our next piece comes from the Entertainment section of Fansided, and it discusses the most popular Star Wars songs on Spotify. “In accordance with “May the Fourth,” Spotify released a list of the ten most streamed Star Wars songs. Coming in at number one is the John Williams composed,Duel of the Fates. The song is played in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace during the lightsaber duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Darth Maul.” I would have thought that the Imperial March would come in at number one…I mean I am constantly humming Lord Vader’s theme music, from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep…do I need help? I should see someone about that, right?
Next up, Flicksided is back in this week’s Star Wars roundup, with a piece on J.J. Abrams discussing the death of Jar Jar Binks. “While watching a sequence with spaceships flying low over a desert planet, JJ asks to pause the scene, and with a light pen draws a little squiggle. “I have a thought about putting Jar Jar Binks’s bones in the desert there,” he adds, to laughter.” While I admit that Jar Jar Binks was NOT my favorite part of the sequel trilogy, I still hope the silly character is somehow still alive. But if J.J. is being serious, it would appear that the Gungan has shuffled off his mortal coil.
That’s it for this week folks, be sure to tune in all week, as Dork Side of the Force brings you all the cool news and information about the entire Star Wars universe.