Sunday, August 17, 2014

Star Wars Celebs Take ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' (Updated!)

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By Chris Seekell

This article was updated on August 24th, 2014 with many, many more videos!

The "Ice Bucket Challenge" has been sweeping the world this summer, raising awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

This week, several public figures related to Star Wars took the challenge.

First up, is Star Wars Episode VII director JJ Abrams.



Then Disney CEO Bob Iger.



Next up is 2016 stand alone film director Gareth Edwards!



Next is Episode VII star, Oscar Isaac, (flanked, supposedly, by his Episode VII cast members Harrison Ford and Adam Driver covered in sheets to hide their costumes!)



Another Episode VII star, Daisy Ridley, also got in on the action



Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill responded to Daisey Ridely's challenege, in kind


Next is the mighty Chewbacca himself, Peter Mayhew,



Next is Wicket actor, Warwick Davis



Former head of fan relations for Lucasfilm, Steven Sansweet also got in on the fun!



The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels voice actor James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) also took the challenge.



Sr. Events Lead at Lucasfilm (aka, Star Wars Celebration planner) Mary Franklin also took the challenge!



And lastly, the 501st legion responded to JJ Abrams challenge, check it out below,


ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Answered from 501st Legion on Vimeo.

Bonus Round!  Here at the SWU we couldn't pass up the chance for a #Cumberwatch!  So we present Sherlock star and one the actors most frequently rumored to be in Star Wars, Benedict Cumberbatch!



You can find out more about ALS here.

We are looking forward to more videos!

Update #2: 

Mark Hamill takes the challenge, as issued by Daisy Ridley



And here's Harrison Ford



Star Wars Rebels cast member Steve Blum also joined in, along with a heartfelt message



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