In between appearing in such films as the Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman, Topher Grace has been known to dabble in film editing. In 2012, the That ’70s Show actor recut the three Star Wars prequels into a single movie, and he later did the same thing with Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy. Now Grace has decided to try his hand at a new exercise, a shame for anyone out there impatiently awaiting a 90-minute version of the Dark Knight trilogy.
Collaborating with editor Jeff Yorkes, Grace has combined pieces of all 10 live-action Star Wars films, including Solo and Rogue One, to create a five-minute “mega-trailer” celebrating the franchise.
“Why don’t studios make ‘mega-trailers,’ tying all the movies of one franchise together, reminding you why you fell in love in the first place?” Yorkes wrote on Twitter. “Well, that’s what my pal @tophergrace and I thought…”
As the best trailers do, this one tells its own mini-story and uses editing to create an emotional impact. Piecing together footage from the films as well as deleted scenes and, of course, John Williams’ iconic score, the video uses the prequels and standalone films to accentuate moments from the original and sequel trilogies. It shows off the full breadth and scope of the Star Wars saga, while following the through-line of Luke’s journey and the Jedi.
Hopefully this will tide fans over until some footage from Episode IX is finally released. (Anytime, J.J.!) Check out the video above.