History of the 501st Legion: 2009




February 1, 2009: During a 60-second commercial for the 2009 film "Race to Witch Mountain," two Stormtroopers are seen clambering into a taxi driven by celebrity/actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. While the troopers were not 501st members, it's clear that the prevalence of the Legion at sci-fi conventions has made its mark on society. The movie clip was aired during Super Bowl XLIII translating to an estimated $600,000 US of free publicity for the 501st.