The Star Wars Episode 7 X-Wing fighter was officially revealed on camera alongside an update from director J.J. Abrams. In case you have somehow avoided ever seeing the original trilogy, the X-Wing was the spaceship used by the Jedi Luke Skywalker, making it almost as iconic as Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon. These were the two star fighters which fired the shots destroying the Death Star in episodes four and six.
Another exciting development is a promotion to give fans a chance to be in the upcoming film alongside the original cast and a collection of new faces. The promotion is called Force for Change, which benefits UNICEF.
If this sounds familiar, it could be because Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart had a Jedi battle over this news to decide who was the biggest Star Wars fan.
Speaking alongside the Star Wars Episode 7 X-Wing fighter prototype, director J.J. Abrams tells us that over 100 countries around the world have participated in this promotion, and there is one week left to be part of “nerd history.”
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What that means for you is that you have one week left to participate in Force for Change and possibly have a part as an extra in the upcoming Star Wars sequel.
J.J. Abrams is also throwing in the chance to see the advanced screening of the film before it hits theaters. You’ll have not only been part of the film, but you’ll also see it with 20 of your friends and family in your hometown at a private screening, so your circle of friends will get to see your claim to fame in action.
Adding a little humor to the video is someone dressed in a rebel uniform who climbs into the Star Wars Episode 7 X-Wing fighter, followed by one of the little box droids which received the full parody treatment in Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy trilogy. J.J. Abrams throws in a little extra inside humor by asking “What’s that doing here?”
Not only do we find out a little more about Force for Change, but we get a chuckle from the director.
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