The Disney family has expanded in recent years to include several key members of the team behind beloved comedy "Arrested Development," with directors Joe and Anthony Russo helming a little movie called "Avengers: Infinity War," and producer Ron Howard taking over the director's chair for upcoming spinoff flick "Solo: A Star Wars Story." It was the latter collaboration that inspired a new mashup featuring Howard's narrator character from "Arrested" taking a crack at summing up "Star Wars: A New Hope," and the results may make you want to do a gleeful chicken dance.
In a bit for The Star Wars Show, Howard put his spin on "the story of a family that wants to rule the galaxy, and the one son who had no choice but to save it." It's kind of amazing how many parallels run between the two properties, including the awkward bit about a guy being in love with one of his relatives.
Howard's deadpan editorializing works especially well here (Princess Leia, in reference to the Death Star plans she gave to R2-D2: I don't know what you're talking about. Howard: She actually did.), as do his winking comments weaving in well-known quotes from both "Arrested" and the entire "Star Wars" saga. Plus, the Mr. F music cue when Boba Fett appears onscreen is just plain genius.
The best bit just might be from the "On the next 'Star Wars,'" tag, though. That's why you always leave a note, folks.
We're going to keep our fingers crossed that Howard actually does make that next episode (and just finishes out the entire series while he's at it). In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for any "AD" Easter eggs that may make their way into "Solo." That flicks opens on May 25, while a remixed version of "Arrested Development" season four is hitting Netflix in time for Cinco de Cuatro.
The Imperial Forces -- under orders from cruel Darth Vader (David Prowse) -- hold Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hostage, in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance, and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. Read More