Though the main message from Lucasfilm today is that you’ll be given the opportunity to get on-set and to be in Star Wars 7, a few more tiny bits and pieces have appeared in a presentation video from director J.J. Abrams. In the presentation video you’ll see below, you’ll be given a miniature glimpse of what’s to come from Tatooine – or something very, very similar to it – from the set in Abu Dhabi.
The big deal here is that through Omaze.com/StarWars, prospective givers are asked to send out $10 or more to be part of a Star Wars Episode VII adventure. Star Wars: Force for Change is Disney’s way to commit more than $1 million USD to UNICEF Innovation Labs.
One winner at least – maybe more – will be chosen from those that’ve sent cash to the initiative to join Bad Robot – J.J. Abrams’ group of creators – on set with Star Wars 7. Those invited will do acquire the following excellent items:
• 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
That’s all through Star Wars: Force For Change, if it wasn’t already abundantly clear. This initiative asks that you “join us in creating a brighter tomorrow for kids and families around the world.”
Also – shown here as a sample – other items like an autographed Star Wars Episode VII script are up for grabs. You could win a lightsaber, Star Wars 7 concept art, or a dozen other oddities.
Finally have a peek at a few screencaps from the video above. Here you’ll see characters from Star Wars 7 in all their glory. While these characters will likely see approximately 1-second of screen time in the end, it’s still fun to see what this next generation will have going on in the background.