What connects these two very different Star Wars characters?
Matthew Wood, the Oscar nominated sound designer from Lucasfilm Ltd, was announced yesterday as the voice of doomed X-Wing fighter pilot Ello Asty in The Force Awakens.
Ello Asty was a character named after a Beastie Boys album from 1998. J.J. Abrams is a notorious Beastie Boys fan so it was inevitable that a tribute of some kind would be made in The Force Awakens. Hello Nasty played host to the track Intergalactic, one of my personal favourites.
Matthew portrayed Ello Asty in The Force Awakens, but that wasn't his first time putting a voice to a Star Wars character as he previously portrayed General Grievous in Star Wars Episode III Revenge Of The Sith. Matthew, good luck at the Oscars...
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