‘Star Wars’ Fans React Hilariously to Super Bowl LV Halftime Show

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Coach Bruce Arians and the former New England Patriots duo of quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski have just won Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. This makes them the first team in NFL Super Bowl history to win a Super Bowl in their home facility.

As always, one of the biggest storylines of the big game is the halftime show, which typically showcases some of the world’s biggest acts. The iconic stage has previously showcased celebrated musicians and performers like Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez.

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This year’s Super Bowl halftime show was provided by Grammy Award winning artist the Weeknd, who performed a montage of his most popular songs during a show partially produced by Roc Nation. SI.com provided the following details and a full setlist:

In November, the Weeknd said he was “humbled, honored and ecstatic” to be performing on the “infamous” Super Bowl stage. The show was produced in part by Roc Nation.

The Weeknd’s music career has been highlighted by three Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, nine Juno Awards and an Academy Award nomination. His 2020 album, After Hours, is the No. 1 most streamed R&B album of all time while his hit, “Blinding Lights,” spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 list

  • Starboy
  • The Hills
  • Can’t Feel My Face
  • I Feel It Coming 
  • Save Your Tears
  • Earned It
  • House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls
  • Blinding Lights
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Star Wars fans – myself included – found themselves experiencing more than a little bit of deja vu during the Super Bowl LV halftime show. Tell me you weren’t getting Galactic Senate vibes during the Weeknd’s performance.

The fandom has taken to Twitter with some hilarious reactions, which we’ve rounded-up below.

Mike Misico wrote:

Was excited to see #TheWeeknd put these guys back to work for a part of his #SBLV halftime show Has to pay better than scavenging #Tatooine for junk

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Brandon shared these thoughts about the Tusken Raiders inadvertent NFL cameo appearance:

The Sane People from Star Wars made it into @theweeknd halftime show!

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Clarke Stevens thought the only thing missing from the Super Bowl performance was Star Wars icon Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), who recently shocked fans by appearing in The Mandalorian Season 2 finale episode alongside Pedro Pascal (bounty hunter Din Djarin) and, of course, Grogu (AKA Baby Yoda):

Great Halftime Show!!!!! Love the Star Wars theme. Only thing missing was @HamillHimself

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Paul Kinkel was apparently confused by the Super Bowl LV show, but he didn’t miss the Star Wars aesthetic. He wrote:

The Halftime show is the Star Wars Marching Band.

As best as I can tell. 

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Taylor Stephens posted:

The weekend [sic: Weeknd] halftime show looks like the starwars [sic: Star Wars] federation

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Matthew L. Benedict also noticed the Jawa-like appearance of the halftime show backup vocalists. He quipped:

Backing vocals for halftime show provided by Star Wars Jawas. #SuperBowl

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Finally, Robert Rasmussen thought the halftime show would have provided Disney with an excellent opportunity to announce they are actually retconning the much-maligned sequel trilogy — the odds of which are actually very slim. He noted:

…with that opening i was ready for two Jedis to start a massive lightsaber battle. Which to be honest would be awesome, and great way for Disney to announce that the last trilogy was a joke and they’re starting over. #HalfTimeShow #StarWars #Jedi

For all the Star Wars halftime show reactions and references, visit Twitter and simply search “Super Bowl Star Wars.”

For those interested in learning more about the biggest game of the year during the COVID-19 pandemic, including videos of the game highlights and the national anthem performed by Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan, visit NFL.com.

Who were you rooting for in the biggest NFL game of the year — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs?

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