Watch: Stewart & Colbert Fight for a Role in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
by Ethan Anderton
July 17, 2014
You might remember earlier this year, shortly after production began on Star Wars: Episode VII, we got a video from J.J. Abrams on the set of the film announced a partnership with UNICEF to form the "Star Wars: Force for Change" initiative, a charity program that featured a contest to win a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Well, the contest ends tomorrow, so in order to make one more push, Omaze (the auctioning service involved with the program) rounded up Star Wars fans and Comedy Central late night hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have a little fun by fighting over just who is the bigger Star Wars fan.
Here's the video featuring Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert battling for Star Wars supremacy:
Thanks to GeekNation for bringing this to our attention, and Stewart and Colbert for being just straight-up goofballs. To support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change, Disney has committed $1 million, and fans can now donate directly at Omaze.com for a chance to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII. By pledging as little as $10 through the Omaze fundraising platform, any eligible supporter will be automatically entered for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The campaign ends tomorrow at 11:59pm PST, so get your donations and entries in now! But that's not all the Star Wars: Episode VII updates we have.
That's actress Christina Chong in the photo above, and Latino Review reports she has just landed an unknown role in Star Wars: Episode VII. There's a lot of talk about Disney and Lucasfilm hiring more actresses after complaints of a male dominated cast, but to our knowledge, only one of the major roles in the film was gender-swapped from a male to a female (though we won't say which one). Funnily enough, Chong most recently appeared in "24: Live Another Day," the limited event series revival of the Fox action drama starring Kiefer Sutherland, which also had Episode VII star John Boyega in a supporting role. Will we get Star Wars info at Comic-Con? Maybe, but don't hold your breath.