Luke's Hand Teased to End 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Charity Drive?
by Ethan Anderton
August 11, 2014
We've been following the activity Star Wars: Force for Change fundraiser that was created in coordination with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) because not only is it a great cause, but director J.J. Abrams has been teasing some tidbits from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII along the way. The first video came from a desert market and showed some cool aliens, the next one showed off an X-Wing, and another had Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart fighting. Now the fundraiser has ended, and to thank everyone for the nearly $5 million raised for UNICEF, Abrams gave a note to a droid. Or did he?
Here's the handwritten note from J.J. Abrams posted through the Bad Robot Twitter account:
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) August 11, 2014
It looks like a droid hand, but maybe it could be Luke's robotic hand instead. But what's even more cool is seeing the lucky fan who won the drawing for a trip to London for himself and a guest to get a behind-the-scenes visit to the Star Wars: Episode VII set where he'll be fitted with a wardrobe to have a walk-on appearance in the film. D.C. Barns from Denver, Colorado is the lucky Stat Wars fan taking the trip we all desperately want. Here's a video of his priceless reaction after hearing the good news (via StarWars.com):
The final total raised was $4,261,410. UNICEF’s current network of 14 Innovation Labs help create sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The funds raised through Star Wars: Force for Change will impact the lives of children around the world, through projects like MobiStation, a portable, solar-powered educational kit to ensure children have access to quality learning anywhere, and Rapid FTR (Family Tracing and Reunification), a mobile phone application that helps reunite separated and unaccompanied children with their families in natural disasters. Visit StarWars.com/ForceForChange to learn even more. Cool?