J.J. Abrams reveals new X-Wing in fundraising video

Star Wars: Episode VII prop
Star Wars: Episode VII prop

J.J. Abrams has released a new video from the set of Star Wars: Episode IV, offering fans a glimpse at a new prop.

The clip reveals Abrams standing in front of an X-Wing starfighter.

Fans were quick to point out the vehicle bears a striking resemblance to a Z-95 Headhunter, but Lucasfilm confirms the spacecraft is a new design.

The video is part of the “Star Wars: Force for Change” fundraiser, benefiting UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs.

Star Wars fans, movie lovers, and dreamers, this is it. The return of the most beloved franchise of all time, and we’re excited to share it with you in the biggest way possible: by giving you the chance to be immortalized as a member of the Star Wars universe. You and one lucky friend will be flown out to London, where you’ll go behind-the-scenes on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as our VIP guests. You’ll watch the filming and meet the newest members of the cast, but that’s not all. You’ll also be in the movie! You will be transformed by our makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character to be filmed for an actual scene in Episode VII.

One of the donors and a guest will win the following:

  • Shoot a scene for Star Wars: Episode VII
  • Be J.J. Abrams’ VIP guest on set in London
  • Flight and hotel included for 2

The fundraiser, #ForceForChange, ends on July 25, 2014.

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