“Join the resistance,” he urged in a tweet on the unique fundraiser.
The ten posters, all autographed by Hamill, feature the fictional X-wing fighter used by Hamill’s character Luke Skywalker to destroy the Death Star in the first “Star Wars.” But in this case, the relatively tiny, feisty fighter is in the Ukrainian colors of yellow and blue — while the massive evil “imperial” fleet sports the red and blue of Russia’s flag.
Five of the posters will be raffled off to contributors who donate $100 or more in support of Ukraine. The other five posters are guaranteed to those who donate $10,000 or more.
Proceeds of the “dronation” will go toward RQ-35 Heidrun reconaissance drones to help protect Ukraine from its Russian invaders.
The fundraiser is organized by United24, which was launched by Zelenskyy. Hamill is the organization’s “ambassador” in the U.S.
In a video on the United24 website, Hamill faces facts that there are no superheroes in capes — or Jedi knights — just “millions of real people standing up to real evil, and they all need real support.”