This morning GMA revealed the above 'Big Star Wars Announcement', which they even teased in a video yesterday, and said was 40 years in the making. With all the huff and puff and hype for the announcement, people were expecting a trailer or trailer release date, a new movie announcement, or something else that could be big. Fans everywhere set their alarm clocks wondering what the 'Big Star Wars Announcement' could be.
Here are some fan comments on Twitter as fans waited for the big news:
Ok, let's see what all the fuss was about! Turns out, it was an announcement for the new years Force for Change. Force for Change is a charity organization that raises money for children's healthcare and education. They announced this year that some fundraising prizes would include a trip to Skywalker Ranch, a chance to appear in the new Han Solo movie, and a ticket to the premier of Star Wars: The Last Jedi... and that was the entirety of the announcement. Force for Change is a great initiative, but many fans were left disappointed with a bait and switch after the hype GMA had set for the announcement.
Here is what Star Wars fans on Twitter had to say after watching the annoucement:
Well, GMA did trick a few people, but it was all for a good cause. Let's hope the Force for Change is another fundraising success this year, but next time, maybe tone down the hype.