Mark Hamill might be playing an “evil Luke Skywalker” in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, but in real life, he’s an all-around solid guy. He’s worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and now he’s using his Twitter to get superfan Daniel Fleetwood to see The Force Awakens before it comes out.
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 don’t think that I’ll 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 the Star 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 it’s a screening supervised by studio executives. (Via Click2houston)
Fleetwood has Mark Hamill’s retweet #ForceForDaniel support.
Back in 2012, director J.J. Abrams screened a rough cut of Star Trek Into Darkness for a sick fan five months before it was released. Hopefully Daniel, who camped out for days to see Revenge of the Sith, gets the same opportunity, and that for his sake, Force Awakens is better than Into Darkness.