Lin-Manuel Miranda is not throwing away his shot… to be in the newest Star Wars movie. The brains behind the showstopping Broadway musical Hamilton has reportedly contributed a song to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in addition to his film cameo.
Miranda revealed his involvement in a tweet Tuesday, sharing a photo of himself and The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams. This follows their collaboration on Abrams’ last Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, in which Miranda also composed a song. The 2015 film utilized Miranda’s musical talents for the song “Jabba Flow,” which plays in the bar scene where audiences are introduced to Maz Kanata (performed through CGI motion-capture by Luptia Nyong’o). As this track contains electronic music influences, like many others featured in the Star Wars films, audiences can suspect the new composition will sound familiar.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 17, 2019
It is unknown as to which scene The Rise of Skywalker will feature Miranda’s newest composition, but fans can be sure to spot his cameo as a Resistance fighter. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in theaters everywhere Dec. 20.