While the rest of us are content to see new footage in trailers, oneStar Warsfan’s final wish just came true in spectacular fashion. An early cut ofThe Force Awakenswas specially screened for a terminally ill man from Texas.
Daniel Fleetwood, aStar Warssuperfan since childhood, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and given two months to live in July. He feared he would never see the film released in December, so the internet banded together to campaign for his dying wish – to seeStar Wars: The Force Awakensearly – to be granted. Mark Hamill and members of the cast even supported the #ForceForDaniel campaign.
Fleetwood’s dream came true last week, when director J.J. Abrams called to give him the good news. Fleetwood and his wife enjoyed an unedited version of the film, screened at their home, two months before the rest of the world.
Thanks to Abrams, Disney, Lucasfilms and Fleetwood for reminding us that occasionally the internet is a force (or is that ‘Force’?) for good.
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