Chinese Pop Star Lu Han Releases Official 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Music Video
Often described as China's answer to Justin Bieber, the 25-year-old pop star has a massive online following in the country, where he is promoting the movie as Disney's "honorary Jedi."
Chinese pop star Lu Han, Disney's "honorary Jedi" and brand ambassador for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in China, released a music video Thursday for "Inner Force," the film's official Chinese theme song (see the video below).
The video features shots of the baby-faced 25-year-old star singing and dancing in an industrial warehouse, along with extensive footage taken straight from the film. It is all but certain to go viral in China, where Han commands a massive online following (he has nearly 12 million followers on Weibo and holds the Guinness World Record for most comments on a single post).
Thank to his boyish looks, messy mop of hair and legions of young female fans spanning Asia, Han has often been described as "China's answer to Justin Bieber." In March, Disney announced that he would be serving as an honorary member of the "Jedi Order" in China, appearing prominently in the studio's local marketing campaign. More on Lu Han and his growing Hollywood sway here.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in China on Saturday (Jan. 9). Now the world's second largest film market, the territory is the final piece in Disney's globe-spanning distribution plans for the film.
Watch the music video for "Inner Force" below.