Great Job, Internet!: Star Wars and Hamilton combine in #Force4Ham
The internet needs very little prompting to create hashtags that combine beloved hip-hop musical Hamilton with other cherished properties. That’s how the hashtags #ParksAndHam (featuring Parks And Recreation) and #30Ham (featuring 30 Rock) got started. So when J.J. Abrams broke the news that Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda helped him write a new cantina song for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the internet knew exactly what to do.
The hashtag #Force4Ham has brought to light just how many crossover sci-fi/musical theater fans exist on Twitter as users combine images from Star Wars with lyrics from Miranda’s Broadway show. Naturally, it helps that Star Wars is the Hamilton of sci-fi while Hamilton is the Star Wars of musical theater (that is, they’re both properties that appeal to mass audiences well beyond their genre’s usual purview).
Miranda himself has officially sanctioned the hashtag, explaining that Hamilton director …