UPDATE 3! The Star Wars Ice Bucket Challenge is On.


For those who still don’t know The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, involves dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. Yesterday after being nominated by Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill nominated all the new cast members from Episode VII. Check out the videos after the break…


First Oscar Isaac’s video. You can see Adam Driver and Harrison Ford in the background…. Kinda. πŸ™‚



Then Daisy Ridley did the challenge. It’s interesting that together with Mark Hamill she nominated Simon Pegg. Is that another hint at Pegg’s involvement with Episode VII?



Later Mark Hamill accepted the challenge and nominated the Episode VII new cast members:



His beard is getting bigger and bigger. Now it definitely looks like he was being held captive. This doesn’t look like an old Jedi Master beard any more. What do you think?


This article will be updated with the other videos when they are available. In the meantime you can check the ALS Association site for more info on the cause and the donations.





Harrison Ford also did the challenge few days ago:






Some more Star Wars related challenges from the last week:






Peter Mayhew’s and R2-D2’s challenges:



And something really hilarious:




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42 thoughts on “UPDATE 3! The Star Wars Ice Bucket Challenge is On.

  • August 25, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I hope he goes full wizardbeard jedi mode

    • August 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      He looks better and better as his beard and hair grow.

      Which makes me wonder, is it going to grow throughout the movie? The earliest shots were probably taken a while ago, now, and his beard was way different.

      • August 25, 2014 at 6:18 pm

        Well it’s possible he hasn’t had any scenes the past couple weeks, and once he goes back they’ll trim it down to the length we saw before.

        • August 26, 2014 at 6:17 am

          Yep. Too bad they wouldn’t get the beard in all its current glory, then!

  • August 25, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Marks was the best one yet… and they’re all stupid videos. but his. I’ll make an exception.

    • August 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      Nah, screw that – I loved them. They’re fun, for a good cause and are a rare opportunity to further expose us to the cast and even provide a hint here or there.

    • August 25, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks, I forgot about that. Article updated.

  • August 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Steven Spielberg nominated Lucas and Abrams. Keep an eye out for those.

    • August 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      JJ did his a while ago

  • August 25, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I know Mark’s a fantastic voice actor so it goes without saying, but Mark really has got a great voice for a wise Jedi master, particularly when he’s talking in a lower register.

  • August 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Mark Hamill is so cool. πŸ˜‰

  • August 25, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Mark Hamill reminds me of the Dude here, lol. But it’s also a great look for episode 7! Love it.

  • August 25, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    That’s the beard of a hermit/recluse.
    Mark looks like he’s great craic – he’s definitely got a witty sense of humour.

  • August 25, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    What is that round patch on Daisy’s shoulder? You see it as she turns around near the end of the video. Hopefully we aren’t looking at a nicotine patch here, or what do you say, Daisy?

    • August 25, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      It’s actually a bruise. Maybe a little lightsaber fight scene mis-hap πŸ˜‰

    • August 25, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      It looks like a birth mark to me.@

  • August 25, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Interesting that JJ nominated the 501st battalion, the guys who create star wars imperial costumes. How very cryptic and mysterious of you JJ πŸ˜‰

  • August 25, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    R2 CHEATED! He covered himself in plastic first! Cunning little astrodroid.

  • August 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Daisey is hawt!

  • August 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Green like a frog, but nominated I’m not. Upset I am, those I trained forgot me they have. How embarrassing, mh! How embarrassing.

  • August 26, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Very cool upload and the last two R2 and Solo in carbonate…classic!
    I may be getting mine tomorrow… Yikes!

    Wait a minute! What about Carrie!

    • August 26, 2014 at 7:08 am

      Very cool, that was probably the best reaction, I’ve seen So Far.

  • August 26, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Harrison Ford is the only one with actual ice in the bucket though I did like Mark Hamill’s one.

    • August 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      That is a great drawing! A mature Jedi master at the culmination of his career, able to teach new generations. I hope we will see something like that!

  • August 26, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Harrison looks great! Muscled and all…

  • August 26, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    [Humorous Spoiler Caution]

    Oscar needed a bucket of ice water over the head to cool down his hotness for Daisy’s character,…..hey ohhhh!

  • August 27, 2014 at 12:29 am

    If George Lucas does this, it will have to be with a bucket of CGI ice water I’m sure.

  • August 27, 2014 at 2:25 am

    August is usually hot in most parts of the world this time of year.
    It is also entertaining.
    When everyone gets involved we feel a connection.
    Things like this go viral. (Who knew)
    Similar ice bucket dumping has been a staple at sporting events and gets noticed.
    It is also a form of comradery and safe fun amongst friendly rivalrys.
    Who ever came up with the idea for ALS is smiling big time.

    • August 27, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Unfortunately the founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge drowned 1 week ago. God has a sick sense of humor…

  • August 27, 2014 at 3:36 am

    I heard that the reason is that ALS sufferers experience nervous system reaction symptoms similar in nature to how one feels when ice-water is dumped over them. Supposedly that is the reason, to raise awareness of what it is like. For what it is worth.

  • August 27, 2014 at 3:41 am

    I am curious to see (or hear) whether Daisy Ridley tones down her accent during her lines of dialogue in the movies or not. Leia Organa’s “British” accent disappeared fairly quickly in the OT and if Ridley’s character is actually Leia and Han’s daughter, but speaks with such an accent during the movie it will raise a question of where she got it from…

    • August 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      If she grew up or even spent her formative years in and around the core worlds then I think that would be enough to explain it. Perhaps her parents sending her off to a prep school would be another.

      • August 27, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        Prep school? In jolly old England, perhaps?
        Actually, accents aren’t really important as *all the actors speak with Earthly accents (those within the same family may speak with similar accents).
        *Except Chewbacca and R2-D2.

    • August 28, 2014 at 2:25 am

      Well, either way, she sounds delightful and her facial expressions and manner of speaking remind me of Keira Knightley…

  • August 27, 2014 at 3:57 am

    I hope Warwick gets some part in Ep7 or at least an appearance in a spinoff film.

    • August 28, 2014 at 5:50 am

      I caught the obvious… A Wampa, but didn’t catch any more.

      • August 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

        Three tauntauns before the Wampa.

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