Mark Hamill wants a dying Star Wars fan to see The Force Awakens early.
Even though Mark Hamill may be playing an evil Luke Skywalker, he is a pretty good guy. Hamill has worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and now he's using his Twitter to get fan Daniel Fleetwood to see The Force Awakens before it hits theaters.
Fleetwood has terminal cancer and, as he told KPRC Houston, Judging by how progressive the disease has gotten in the past two months, I really dont think that Ill be able to make it to the Dec. 18 release date.
Daniel is in hospice care at home now, spending as much time as possible with his wife Ashley and hoping beyond all hope to see theStar Wars film before time runs out Daniel is hoping the makers of the movie, Disney, will allow him to see the final version of the movie, even if its a screening supervised by studio executives. (Via Click2houston)
Over the past 24 hours #ForceForDaniel has gone viral on Twitter.
In 2012, J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars: Force Awakens, the director screened a rough version of of Star Trek Into Darkness for several sick fans five months before the movie was released.
Hopefully, J.J. Abrams will have the same compassion for Daniel.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was co-written and directed by JJ Abrams and takes place 30 years after Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, when the rebels crushed the Galactic Empire. While audiences will see some of their favorite actors return to their iconic roles, a new wave of villains and heroes are expected to appear in the new feature film.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens features Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Lupita Nyongo, Gwendoline Christie and Pip Anderson.