JJ Abrams Wants YOU to Be in Star Wars Episode VII!
News and set photos surrounding the production of Star Wars: Episode VII have been trickling in at a pretty steady clip as of late, serving only to whet our appetites for the ambitious next installment. Today, the official Star Wars YouTube page posted a quick video from J.J. Abrams himself on the Abu Dhabi set, promoting not only a new charity initiative, but also a quick glimpse of one bizarre little critter we'll be seeing in the movie. Check it out below!
Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, and Disney are forging an alliance with UNICEF's Innovation Labs and Programs to launch Star Wars: A Force for Change. Through your charitable contributions, A Force for Change will work to improve the standard of living for underprivileged communities around the world through numerous projects, including communication solutions and learning kits for better education. Everyone is welcome to donate, and those that give $10 or more will be entered into a once-in-a-life-time drawing: Win a role in Star Wars: Episode VII and hobnob with the cast at Pinewood Studios, London!
Now, the moment you've been waiting for—that camel-tortoise thing's impromptu videobombing! What's its name? What are those alien chickens he's carrying? Will we get to see him in action figure form?! Only time will tell, but if that creature's any indication, Abrams is definitely paying homage to the practical effects of Star Wars' yesteryear. It appears for less than a minute and it's already hundred times better than Jar Jar Binks!
Has this video made you more excited for Episode VII?