Terminally ill fan gets to watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker before release date; Mark Hamill RESPONDS

Mark Hamill has responded to the news of a terminally ill Star Wars fan getting to watch The Rise of Skywalker, days ahead of the release date, courtesy of Disney. Read below to know what Mark tweeted.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is slated to release in India on December 20, 2019.Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is slated to release in India on December 20, 2019.
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We're just 20 days away from the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which marks an end to the 40-year Skywalker journey. Adults and kids alike have an affinity and loyalty to the beloved franchise and are waiting with bated breaths to see how the saga will come to its ultimate end. However, unfortunately, for some fans, natural circumstances come in between from watching such a highly-awaited film. One such fan, who is terminally ill and is being cared for at Rowans Hospice, had requested to be able to watch Episode IX with his son, as he felt he may not be able to make it to the release date.

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company confirmed that Disney and Lucas Films did organise a screening of The Rise of Skywalker for the patient and his family. Bob tweeted, "On this Thanksgiving, we at @Disney are grateful to be able to share #TheRiseOfSkywalker with a patient and his family @RowansHospice. May the force be with you and with us all!" This is indeed a thoughtful gesture by Disney and Lucas Films for making this die-hard Star Wars fan's dream come true.

Furthermore, Mark Hamill, who immortalised Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy and also stars in Episode IX took to his Twitter page to tweet to the fan. "Many thanks to @RobertIger & everyone at @Disney for making this happen! Hope the Rowan Hospice patient not only enjoyed the film but gets an extra-special satisfaction in knowing he saw it before I did," Mark tweeted.

As they say, May the force be with you!

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Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is slated to release in India on December 20, 2019.

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