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Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda & J.J. Abrams Celebrate Star Wars Day By Singing A Song In Huttese! Watch!

J.J. Abrams is one of the biggest filmmakers in Hollywood — and now, he can add Broadway singer to his long list of accolades!

For those who don't know, the cantina song featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was written by the director and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

So to celebrate Star Wars Day on Wednesday, the masterminds performed their collaboration live on the streets of New York City as a part of Miranda's #Ham4Ham series — a tradition in which the performer entertains crowds that are unable to get into Hamilton shows.

Video: Disney Retells The Force Awakens With Adorable Emojis!

Before Abrams made his "Broadway singing debut," Miranda explained that the lyrics to the song, titled Jabba Flow, are in Jabba the Hutt's native tongue!

And fans who can't get enough of the song are in luck! The musical genius announced that Jabba Flow is available for purchase on iTunes, sharing on Twitter:

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Sorry, Daisy Ridley! Alicia Vikander Is Lara Croft In The New Tomb Raider Reboot!

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Get ready to see the badass side of Alicia Vikander!

We are SO ready to see Alicia Vikander kick some serious ass!

On Thursday The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the new Lara Croft has finally been chosen! We've been eagerly waiting to learn who would be following in Angelina Jolie's fierce footsteps as the English archaeologist, and now that wait is officially over!

The Ex Machina star will be taking over the role in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot!

Video: Watch Alicia Compete In A Kids' Game Show!

We recently learned that Daisy Ridley was up for the part as well, and while we think the Star Wars: The Force Awakens lead would have done a great job, we're also very glad to see the 27-year-old take on the action-adventure genre!

The video game-inspired project will be helmed by Warner Bros. and MGM, with Roar Uthaug calling the shots as director.

What do U think of Alicia playing such a fierce female? Let us know in the comments!

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Daisy Ridley Shows Off Her Impressive New Fighting Skills In Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars Video — Watch Out, Kylo Ren!

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Someone get that girl a lightsaber!

Daisy Ridley made her Star Wars debut by kicking some serious ass in The Force Awakens.

But it looks like Rey's is well on her way to becoming a full on Jedi Master!

On Monday, the actress shared a video on Instagram showcasing some new combat techniques she picked up for Episode VIII.

Related: Daisy Pens A Powerful Message About Self-Esteem

And while Rey is being trained by Luke Skywalker in a galaxy far, far away, Ridley is learning her new skills from none other than a stormtrooper!

The British beauty picked up her latest swordplay tricks from "wushu fricking master" Liang Yang, a stunt performer who played First Order trooper FN-2199 in The Force Awakens.

Uh oh! We hope Mark Hamill doesn't find out his protege is getting lessons from the enemy!

Ch-ch-check out Ridley's new moves (below) and catch Star Wars: Episode VIII in theaters December 15, 2017!

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Daisy Ridley Responds To Star Wars Rumors About Rey's Parentage! See What She Said!

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Ever since audiences fell in love with Rey in The Force Awakens, Star Wars fans have been speculating the origin of Daisy Ridley's kick ass character.

Though Rey's Jedi roots have yet to be explained, fans have been hoping that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will reveal the origin of their the new fan favorite heroine.

And after seeing the trailer for the upcoming prequel, many fans saw Felicity Jones' rebel Jyn Erso as the newest maternal candidate!

Photo: Mark Hamill Shares An Adorable Photo With Daisy!

In the trailer, Jyn is introduced as a soldier commissioned by the Rebel Alliance to investigate the Empire's new superweapon and help determine how to stop it.

But according to Ridley, fans might have to go back to the drawing board — because while the 24-year-old didn't technically deny

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Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar Voice Actor Erik Bauersfeld Has Passed Away At 93

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R.I.P.

This is a tough loss for Star Wars fans.

Erik Bauersfeld, who played Admiral Ackbar in the popular film franchise, has passed away. The voice actor's rep, Derek Maki, told The Hollywood Reporter that the 93-year-old died on Sunday morning at his home in Berkeley, California.

Related: Former Mickey Mouse Club Star Cause Of Death Revealed

The voiceover artist played the classic character in the series' third installment, Return of the Jedi, and delivered the iconic line:

"It's a trap!"

He also reprised that role in the most recent release, The Force Awakens. And, the Star Wars alum also played Jabba the Hutt's sidekick Bib Fortuna in Episode VI.

In addition to his roles on the classic series, the entertainer also produced radio dramas, and lent his voice to movies like Crimson Peak and A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

Our hearts are with everyone affected by this difficult loss.

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J.J. Abrams Says There WILL Be An Openly Gay Star Wars Character Very Soon!

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This is so great!

J.J. Abrams, who of course directed Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens, is now on record saying there will be an openly gay character in the movie franchise for upcoming installments!!

Video: Disney Already Dropped A Teaser For Star Wars VIII

Talking to The Daily Beast, Abrams said of the decision to add an openly gay character to the fold:

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Disney Shocks By ALREADY Dropping The First Star Wars: Episode VIII Teaser! Watch & Find Out Who's Joining The Cast!

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Star Wars: Episode VIII won't be hitting theaters until the end of 2017, but we have plenty to be excited about in the meantime!

Because production for the next installment of the space adventure has already started filming, and — believe it or not — already has enough material to put together a teaser!

Before you get too excited, the clip is SUPER short — but does show new footage that appears to pick up RIGHT where The Force Awakens left off!

Related: Star Wars Producers Facing Criminal Charges Over Harrison Ford's Broken Leg!

But that's not all! While Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac will be returning — the film will introduce some franchise newbies as well!

Disney confirmed that Jurassic Park actress Laura Dern and Sicario star Benicio Del Toro will join the cast of the upcoming sequel! AH-Mazing!

Ch-ch-check out the teaser (above) to get excited for Episode VIII, in theaters December 15, 2017!

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