Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker: Dying fan gets early screening

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker: Dying fan gets early screening

Rowans Hospice took to Twitter on Tuesday stating that they had a patient in their care who wanted to see the franchise's latest film, Rise of Skywalker, which isn't set to release until next month.

Mr Iger announced on Thursday - Thanksgiving in America - that Disney would be putting on a special screening for the patient. "Sadly, time is not on his side for 20th Dec".

Iger tweeted to confirm that Disney was "grateful" to be able to share the film and the hospice responded with their thanks. And I think we live in a time where if you're not being divisive, if you're not creating something that's aversive quick-bait, sometimes you don't quite feel like you're playing the game.

The patient's statement said: "During what is a such a awful situation to be in, you have helped make some wonderful memories and bring some joy to my family". But, the fans are hoping for a massive hit in the upcoming film titled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The patient later released a thank you statement to Disney, saying he felt like he won the lottery.

"There is such joy today but everyone's eyes are glistening with the sadness of it - it's incredible and sad in similar measure". I still can't believe it.

The very next day, the hospice reported the successful results of their campaign when a Disney employee showed up with a laptop containing the film.

His wife, who has not been named, added: 'We are truly humbled by everyone's support.

'From a simply conversation, to witnessing the out pouring of generosity has been fantastic.

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" directed by J.J. Abrams stars Carrie Fisher in her last role, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Keri Russel among others. The fantastic people who have visited, along with the messages and gifts we have received have provided us with an opportunity to talk to our son more about the reality of his dad's condition. The response from everyone, including the Star Wars community, has been absolutely phenomenal over the last few days.

He told Press Association: "I just want to say the biggest thank you to everyone that has helped to make this happen".

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