The intergalactic conflict of space opera Star Wars has made its way into the real-life war between Ukraine and Russia. Mark Hamill is now the voice of a Ukrainian smartphone app that warns residents of incoming air raids.
… In the widely used Air Alert app, Hamill delivers the safety warnings in character as Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker, speaking with urgency as sirens blare. He says: “Attention. Air raid alert. Proceed to the nearest shelter.” Hamill continues: “Don’t be careless. our overconfidence is your weakness.”
… And once the threat of possible air attacks passes, Hamill gives a proper Jedi sendoff: “Attention. The air alert is over. May the Force be with you.”
… The actor has been a vocal supporter of Ukraine throughout the conflict. In recent months, he’s also used his Luke Skywalker persona to raise money, including signing Star Wars posters to raise funds for the Ukrainian government and partnering with Ukraine for a campaign to buy reconnaissance drones.
“Air Alert!” (Ajax Systems Inc) application adapted to English! - The message was voiced by the actor Mark Hamill, known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film saga, and he is one of the ambassadors of the United24 initiative. - You can change the language of the application in Settings > Language - The map of air alarms is currently available only in Ukrainian