Legendary Star Wars actor Mark Hamill dressed as a First Order Stormtrooper and hit Hollywood Boulevard to generate excitement for Omaze and Star Wars: Force for Change.
Through all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens marketing, merchandise, teasers and trailers, and movie posters, one character from the film has been mysteriously missing: Luke Skywalker played by the living legend, Mark Hamill. The mysterious omission of the last known living Jedi in the galaxy, and the hero of the Star Wars Original Trilogy, has become one of the most talked about mysteries of The Force Awakens. Worry no more, because the scion of House Skywalker has finally come out of hiding…well, sort of.
In support of director J.J. Abrams’ charitable drive for Omaze — Star Wars: Force for Change — Mark Hamill, looking as physically fit as ever and sporting that Jed Master beard, climbed inside a First Order Stormtrooper suit, and strolled down Hollywood Boulevard, to generate some last minute excitement for Force for Change and The Force Awakens.
"#ForceForChange & @omaze can send you to #TheForceAwakens premiere. @hamillhimself says how: https://t.co/SqVazTD3Jw https://t.co/W7aodQalmr— Star Wars (@starwars) December 3, 2015"
The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is right around the corner, and you and three friends could see it before the rest of the galaxy.
- You’ll be transported to the red carpet premiere (Los Angeles or London).
- Meet cast members, walk the red carpet, and experience the magic of Star Wars on a silver screen for the first time in ten years.
- Your flights and 4-star hotel are covered.
- And of course, this is all to support Star Wars: Force for Change’s mission, a movement to support the immense passion and goodwill of the Star Wars fanbase and promote change through inspiration, stories and meaningful partnerships.
All you need do is visit Omaze and make a donation (let your heart be your guide), and that’s it, you are now entered for a chance to win the grand prize. The list of organizations you will be helping is quite extensive. Here’s what Omaze and Force for Change is doing with your money, taken directly from their site:
- Africa Cancer Foundation — working to promote the prevention of cancer and to provide holistic solutions for people affected by cancer in Africa. Nominated by Lupita Nyong’o.
- Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) — bridging the cultural gap between the United States Armed Forces and the performing arts communities by bringing the best modern American theater to the military free of charge. Nominated by Adam Driver.
- Barnardo’s UK — giving the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children the chance to reach their full potential regardless of the issues they’ve faced in their lives. Nominated by Andy Serkis.
- Central London Samaritans — providing emotional support for vulnerable people to alleviate feelings of distress and despair. Nominated by Anthony Daniels.
- Damilola Taylor Trust — providing inner-city youths with opportunities to play, learn and live their lives free of fear and violence. Nominated by John Boyega.
- fStop Warrior Project — using digital photography to help wounded warriors successfully transition to the civilian world after medical retirement from the military. Nominated by Harrison Ford.
- Feeding America – working to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of 200 food banks and engaging the U.S. in the fight to end hunger. Nominated by Mark Hamill.
- Make-A-Wish — making wishes come true every day for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Nominated by Peter Mayhew.
- Malala Fund — empowering girls through education to achieve their potential and create change in their communities. Nominated by J.J. Abrams.
- PACER Center — expanding opportunities for children and youth with all disabilities, including mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. Nominated by Carrie Fisher.
- Phab — creating opportunities for children and adults of all abilities to enjoy life together. Nominated by Daisy Ridley.
- St. Francis Hospice, Raheny — providing specialist palliative care to patients living in north Dublin city and county. Nominated by Domhnall Gleeson.
- The Circle — working to achieve its vision of equality for women and girls in a fairer world. Nominated by Gwendoline Christie.
- UNICEF — ensuring all children get a healthy start in life and have opportunities to reach their full potential. Nominated by Kathleen Kennedy.
- Union of Concerned Scientists — advancing science-based solutions for our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming to developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves. Nominated by Oscar Isaac.
All of these causes are absolutely amazing and are doing wonderful things for the people who really need them. Star Wars: Force for Change has been a labor of love for J.J. Abrams, since he first took the reigns as director of The Force Awakens. If you’re going to choose to get involved, then you’d better hurry, because the campaign ends in two days.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters worldwide on December 17 and 18.