Help Save the World, Get Role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

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Are you a major Star Wars fan? Ever dreamed of one day having a small role in a film? Well, kiddies, you might be in luck because some good news is coming your way that people who answered yes to those questions would enjoy.
 
Beginning today (May 21), you can visit omaze.com/starwars to enter for your chance to win a spot in the film. Director J.J. Abrams invited fans, via special video message which was shot on the set of the upcoming film in Abu Dhabi, to this special opportunity.
The video announces the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, an initiative from Disney, Lucasfilm and Abrams own company, Bad Robot to help find creative ways to help combat some of the world’s biggest problems. 

“The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe,” Abrams said in the video message. “We’re thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guest and be in Star Wars: Episode VII. We’re even more excited that by participating in this campaign star wars fans will be helping children around the world through our collaboration with UNICEF Innovation Labs and projects.”

If the VIP treatment isn’t enough to help you come up with something to submit, at least think of the children. 

Check out Abrams’ full message below. 

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Revealed

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After much speculation and buzz, the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII has finally been revealed thanks to StarWars.com.

Rounding out the cast alongside original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker are John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaacs,  Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and Girls star (and rumored baddie) Adam Driver.

The film will pick up after Episode VI which would make it 35 years later. The film was penned by J.J. Abrams after much denouncing since, you know, he’s the guy behind the Star Trek reboot and Lawrence Kasdan.

“We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII,” Abrams said in a statement posted on the site. “It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

In case you didn’t already know, Twitter users have been keeping an eye on the set of the film, taking to social media to upload several pictures.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on Dec. 15, 2015.

May the force be strong with this one.