Between May 21st and July 18th, J.J. Abrams held a massive online fundraiser entitled Star Wars: Force For Change, which offered Star Wars fans a chance to not only give generously to UNICEF's Innovation Labs program, but to also put themselves in the running for an
[[ ah ref http://www.cinemablend.com/new/J-J-Abrams-Wants-You-Host-First-Screening-Star-Wars-Episode-VII-66348.html ]] advanced screening of Star Wars: Episode VII, as well as a potential role in the film. Each time he's appeared speaking on behalf of his fundraising effort, he's dropped a small clue or two to some aspect of the film's universe. This time, he didn't just drop a clue, he plunked down an entire hand!
J.J. Abrams tweeted a photo of one along with the note of charitable celebration he wrote on his own stationary. Now surely that hand isn't his, as it's too bionic to even be human. Which leads us to the real issue at hand here... who's hand is that? Also, does this mean that Basass Digest scored an insider tip, considering they reported a "severed hand of a former Jedi" being found by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, thus kicking off Star Wars: Episode VII's main plot. "Hand of a former Jedi," bionic in make, looks kinda old, hasn't been seen in 30 years... there's really only one person this hand belongs to!
Unless he lost his lightsaber (or, worse still, his hand), it's heavily assumed that the bionic hand belongs to none other than Luke Skywalker himself. Provided, of course, he didn't ditch/sell the saber to someone with a bionic hand before going into rumored seclusion. Also, even if it does turn out to be Luke's bionic hand... where's all of the skin? Luke had one of those better looking skin covered model hands at the end of The Empire Strikes Back, as seen in the photo below.
As it turns out, there's another hand that kind of matches the hand on display better, considering the shape of the fingers and the aged, almost charred look the hand takes on. From a certain point of view, the hand that hasn't been seen in 30 years belongs to the former Jedi known as Anakin Skywalker... who was last seen being burnt up in a funeral pyre, and in possession of the hand seen below.
There's only two ways we're going to get to the bottom of this handy mystery: either we'll have to wait for another insider tip to give us the scoop on who's appendage this really is, or we'll just have to wait until Star Wars: Episode VII – The Phantom Limb unfolds all of its secrets on December 18th, 2015.
Here's hoping we find out sooner than later. However, we CAN tell you who won the Star Wars: Force For Change contest, as well as a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. To find out more, and the see an fantastic video of the person claiming his prize, click onto Page 2!
After a couple weeks of waiting, the winner of Star Wars: Force For Change has been announced, and in the video above, you'll see his priceless reaction!
The official Star Wars YouTube channel published the video of contest winner D.C. Burns, and his immediate reaction to winning the role of a lifetime in Star Wars: Episode VII. Burns was on what he assumed was a standard video call with fundraising website/contest partner Omaze, when a bunch of people burst in with balloons and a sign congratulating D.C on his recent casting in what's one of the most anticipated films of 2015.
From all of us at Cinema Blend, we congratulate D.C. Burns on this momentous occasion; and may the Force be with him!
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