Star Wars Cast Backs Fan’s Dying Wish to See The Force Awakens Early


There’s little doubt that with Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming out in another month and a half, everyone is getting super-excited, even the cast members. Not everyone might be able to see the film, unfortunately, but several of Star Wars’ biggest names are backing an effort to change that for one fan’s dying wish.

Daniel Fleetwood, a 32 year old fan of the film series, has been battling connective tissue cancer ever since he was diagnosed in July, when it was pronounced that he only had about two months to live. Ever since that day, Fleetwood’s family and friends have been using the hashtag #ForceforDaniel in order to drum up online support so that he can see the movie before he passes away.

“I just love ‘Star Wars.’ With everything I’ve got, I love ‘Star Wars,'” Fleetwood said. “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.”

The hashtag has reached the attention of the cast, for stars Mark Hamill and John Boyega (Luke Skywalker and Finn the Stormtrooper respectively) have thrown support by retweeting #ForceforDaniel.

Daisy Ridley (Rey) also got in by posting the campaign with a tweet and instagram post, which was also retweeted by Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca).

Neither Walt Disney Studios nor director J.J. Abrams have publicly responded yet to Fleetwood’s request.

You can watch a report on Fleetwood in the video above, via KPRC.

[h/t E! Online]
[Image via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr]

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