The Mountain Goats wrote a hilarious ‘Star Wars’ song for ‘The Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle wrote a Star Wars song for The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, telling a morbidly funny tale about an “Ultimate Jedi.”

The song originated from a Twitter exchange last week, when Darnielle jokingly suggested that the new Star Wars movie should have been called “The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones.”


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Darnielle ended up writing a real song based on his fake Star Wars movie titled, and Rian Johnson just shared it on Soundcloud. It’s a parable directed at a young Jedi, and it proves that the Mountain Goats’ dark sense of humor is a surprisingly perfect fit for Star Wars.

It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing fanart for The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor