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Star Wars: Episode VII Plans to Put a Fan in the Movie for Charity

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Disney Pictures/Lucasfilm

Disney Pictures/Lucasfilm

When Disney bought up Lucasfilm, aka “the company that owns Star Wars and a bunch of other stuff,” one of the fears that came with a big company owning The Holy Trilogy was that there would be no room for unknown actors and actresses to make their mark in Hollywood by starring in a Star Wars film.

Well, we can’t say that your prayers have been answered, but we can say that at least one person in the movie will probably be an unknown, even if they are just a random extra dressed up as a Rodian. In a collaborative charity between Disney, Lucasfilm, and Bad Robot, one lucky donor to UNICEF’s “Force for Change” will win:

  • Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
  • Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
  • Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
  • Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII


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That’s right. You’re going to be in Star Wars, the dream of every fan that has lined up in front of a movie theater decked out as a Storm Trooper, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and every other character you wish you could be.

In the official press release:

Today in a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and its innovative programs that are benefiting the world’s most vulnerable children.

Have a chance to be in Star Wars and save needy children? How Jedi can you get?

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