While we all know Harrison Ford doesn't exactly jump at the chance to look back on his Star Wars days, an event that benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will present a rare chance for fans to watch The Empire Strikes Back and then participate in a Q&A with Mr. Ford.
"To celebrate the 30th anniversary of "The Empire Strikes Back," Lucasfilm is planning a yearlong charity campaign that kicks off on May 19 with the hottest fanboy ticket of the year: A one-night-only digital screening of the 1980 "Star Wars" sequel at the ArcLight Hollywood and an on-stage Q&A with Harrison Ford.
The ArcLight screening will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a cause that persuaded the 67-year-old Hollywood icon to participate despite his long-standing reluctance to revisit the "Star Wars" universe and his role as rakish interstellar smuggler Han Solo.
Although almost every other cast member from the George Lucas films has worked the convention circuit or made appearances at themed film festivals and fan celebrations, Ford has shown little interest in revisiting his cinematic adventures with Jedi knights, wookiees and droids."
Well, as I was putting the post together, TFN's Justin pointed out that Starwars.com has unveiled Lucasfilm's year-long charity plan commemorating the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. The event with Harrison Ford above is just one of many events planned that will ultimately benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Education Outreach at Chicago's Field Museum and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Click here for the announcement that includes scheduled events.