Disney Screens “Star Wars” Early for Terminally-Ill Fan
32-year-old "Star Wars" fan Daniel Fleetwood started a campaign to get an early screening of "The Force Awakens". He has terminal cancer and was afraid he wouldn't make it to the official release date.
His cause was even taken up by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and John Boyega (one of the stars of the new movie). 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, "an amazing experience!" She also posted her thanks on Facebook to everyone who made it happen.