If you thought the robot hosts of Westworld would be a perfect fit for a new Radiohead album, think again. The best paranoid droid poised to collaborate with Tom Yorke is the bravest droid in the Resistance, BB-8.
On Saturday, the iconic musician and Radiohead frontman Tom Yorke attended the red carpet premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Los Angeles. That’s right, the guy from Radiohead got to see Star Wars before you. This is the biggest longterm benefit of being a rock star nobody tells you about. But Yorke wasn’t the only seemingly random famous person who attended the red carpet premiere of The Last Jedi. There were a lot of people there, and not all of them any sort of apparent connection to Star Wars. But, imagining any of these attendees in involved with a future Star Wars project would be fantastic.
Cobie Smulders and Tessa Thompson on the Star Wars red carpet make sense: they’re both heroines in Marvel/Disney franchises and Disney does Star Wars now. Spike Lee? Sure, why not, he’s an iconic filmmaker, and if we’re lucky he could reboot Do the Right Thing, but have it set on Tatooine. Nascar racecar driver Ryan Blaney …okay…maybe a pod-racing standalone movie? Burlesque artist Dita Von Teese? That’s a big hell yes, and if we’re lucky she had something to say about the costumes in the film.
But easily, the best prospect to come out of all of this would be Tom Yorke and BB-8 collaborating on some kind of musical project. Possible album title could include: Beeps for Peace, Hail to the First Order Thief, OK Astrometch, and The Space Bends.
Obviously, the music for *Star Wars: The Last Jedi8 was composed by John Williams, but that doesn’t mean Yorke and BB-8 couldn’t release something later. It’s never going to happen in this galaxy, but, who knows what might happen in another galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15. Check out all of Inverse’s coverage on the film right here and read our spoiler-free review of the movie on Tuesday, December 12.
Radiohead will go on tour in South America in the spring of 2018.