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‘Star Wars’ Actor Hamill’s Campaign Sends 500 Drones to Ukraine

Actor Mark Hamill

Actor Mark Hamill

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Luke Skywalker is leading an army of drones to war. 

It reads like the synopsis of the next installment in the Star Wars franchise, but it’s happening in real life. Actor Mark Hamill, who played the Jedi character in George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy that debuted 1977, is serving as fundraising ambassador for Ukraine’s “Army of Drones” project in its fight against Russia’s invasion after getting a request from President Volodymyr Zelenskiy last month.