Taking a firm step back from all the white noise surrounding the film’s marketing campaign, Disney is leveraging the global reach of the Star Wars brand to promote its Force for Change initiative, encouraging fans and actors alike to donate to various charities across the world.
Hosted by J.J. Abrams, the video above contains many of the star players from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, who offered up a personal message to their charity of choice, regardless of whether they fall in line with the First Order or the Resistance.
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Specifically, that roster of talent comprises Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), John Boyega (Finn), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Carrie Fisher (Leia), and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca).
Considering Abrams’ staunch commitment to secrecy with Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, it’s little wonder why the actor doesn’t feature today’s in charity drive, though stick around until the end of the video and you’ll see a teaser suggesting that he could be ‘revealed’ come next week.
Now, before you get too excited, it’s unlikely that Abrams will showcase Hamill for all to see, thereby spoiling his true role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Instead, we expect that the actor will feature in his own standalone video for Omaze, much like Harrison Ford, which may or may not bring forth a few enticing tidbits relating to how Luke Skywalker fits into the puzzle. Whether or not it’s genuinely something to get excited about will be told in time, but we’ll keep an eye on it nonetheless.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will zoom into theaters on December 18 – but could we be seeing Luke Skywalker ahead of time? Check back next week for full details.