Following a hospice’s pleas in Waterlooville, Hampshire, a dying Star Wars fan will be granted an early screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ahead of its Dec. 20 release, as confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Sending out a tweet calling for response from Disney, the unidentified hospice patient will get to watch the new film with his son before its worldwide release. Stating time was “not on his side,” Rowans Hospice decided to reach out to grant the patient’s final wish: to see The Rise of Skywalker.
Can you help? We have a patient who's a HUGE #StarWars fan. Sadly, time is not on his side for the 20th Dec. His wish is to see the final Star Wars film #RiseOfSkywalker with his young son. If you know ANYBODY who might be able to make it happen, please share with them. Thank you
— Rowans Hospice (@RowansHospice) November 26, 2019
After positive response from Star Wars veteran actor Mark Hamill wishing the hospice “good luck,” Iger responded on Thanksgiving Day with confirmation, stating “May the force be with you and us all!”
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) November 28, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be available for mass viewing Dec. 20.