Dying ‘Star Wars’ fan sees movie early
A 32-year-old “Star Wars” fan named Daniel Fleetwood started a campaign to get an early screening of“The Force Awakens”, because he has terminal cancer and was afraid he wouldn’t make it to the official release date.
— Nerd Fu (@TheNerdFu) October 30, 2015
— Ashley Fleetwood (@pandorashley) November 2, 2015
His cause was even taken up by MARK HAMILL, the guy who plays Chewbacca, and JOHN BOYEGA, one of the stars of the new movie. And on Wednesday, Disney execs showed up at his house with a copy.
Director J.J. ABRAMS even called Daniel before the movie. Security was pretty heavy. Disney brought their own equipment to play the movie on, and Daniel and his wife had to sign confidentiality agreements.
Obviously, they can’t give out any details, but Daniel’s wife called it, quote, “an amazing experience!” She also posted her thanks on Facebook to everyone who made it happen.
And Mark Hamill Tweeted, quote, “I just read this and am elated for Daniel and his family! Thanks to the powers-that-be for making his dream come true.”
I just read this and am elated for Daniel & his family! Thanks to the powers-that-be for making his dream come true. https://t.co/ImiAdyBxf8
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 5, 2015
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