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J.J. Abrams Unveils ‘Star Wars: VII’ X-Wing Starfighter — Watch

Mon, July 21, 2014 11:48am EDT by Emily Longeretta 1 Comment

J.J. Abrams is giving you a chance to be in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ But when explaining how, the director totally distracted us by standing in front of an X-Wing! Watch it here.

Director J.J. Abrams doesn’t need to be subtle — we’re already so excited for Star Wars: Episode VII and this new video just made us jump out of our seats. On July 21, he announced that fans of the franchise now had a chance to be in the movie and win a bunch of other amazing swag as part of “Star Wars: Force For Change.” However, we’ve got a feeling it may be tough for some to focus — he’s standing in front of an X-Wing!

‘Star Wars: VII’ — X-Wing Revealed

In the clip, J.J. stands in front of the X-Wing — and yes, it is an X-Wing, although some fans questioned it.


The reveal is all part of “Star Wars: Force for Change,” a fundraiser to support UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs, benefitting children in need. For your chance to visit the set, be in the film and get an advance before-theaters screening, go to

The press release that came along with video is below:

All Wings Report In! On the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, Director J.J. Abrams was interrupted by an X-Wing pilot and rogue robot as he announced the chance for fans to win an advance private screening of Star Wars: Episode VII. “We are so grateful for the support that the fans from over 119 countries have shown for Force for Change,” said Abrams. “As we close this final week, we’ve added an additional prize that allows the fans the opportunity to see the movie early as a thank you for supporting such a great cause as UNICEF’s innovative, lifesaving work for children.” By contributing at any level by July 25th, participants will be eligible for all prizes including a chance to be in the movie.

Are you excited for the new Star Wars?

— Emily Longeretta

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