The Internet Is Losing Its Mind Over #Force4Ham

Combining 'Hamilton' and 'Star Wars' hits the cultural sweet spot

Han Solo and Chewbacca, or George Washington and Alexander Hamilton? (Photo: Twitter)

Han Solo and Chewbacca, or George Washington and Alexander Hamilton? (Photo: Twitter)

It seemed like Lin-Manuel Miranda had his fingers in enough pies—he composed and stars in the Broadway hit Hamilton (which he also wrote Genius annotations for), and he’s writing music for the upcoming Disney movie Moana.

But Mr. Miranda had one more trick up his sleeve. J.J. Abrams, director of the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night that he had collaborated with the composer on new cantina music for the upcoming film.

This combination of two cultural touchstones sent Twitter into a frenzy. The hashtag #Force4Ham immediately started trending worldwide as the Internet stepped up its meme game:

Looks like a lot more people will be in the (screening) room where it happens on December 18.

The Internet Is Losing Its Mind Over #Force4Ham