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Where Are the Wars? Ben Schwartz and Michael Giacchino’s STAR WARS Imperial March Update


by on September 16, 2013

Well, why NOT redo the Imperial March for the new Star Wars chapters? Okay, I can think of several reasons, but Ben Schwartz, who you know as Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Recreation and Clyde on House of Lies (and for his appearance on the Nerdist Podcast), and Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (he won for Up but also did the music for Lost, the rebooted Star Trek movies, and Alias — hey, think he might have an in with J.J. Abrams or something? — gave it a shot. Unfortunately for them, Mr. Abrams was not interested.

And the shout to Bill Murray and Paul Shaffer is entirely appropriate: