News Dying Man Wants To See Star Wars Early, Luke Skywalker Agrees

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    Mark Hamill and John Boyega support terminally ill ‘Star Wars’ fan’s bid to see film early


    Daniel Fleetwood doesn’t think he will live to see the upcoming “Star Wars” movie, so he's begging the head honchos behind the highly-anticipated Dec. 18 release to let him watch the movie early.

    Fleetwood, a 32-year-old from Texas, has terminal cancer and is currently in hospice care at home. His bid to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” early has gone viral, with two of the film’s stars, Mark Hamill and John Boyega, showing their support.

    The actors that play Luke Skywalker and Finn respectively both retweeted local news story about Fleetwood along with the viral hashtag #ForceForDaniel.

    From his home, surrounded by “Star Wars” memorabilia, Fleetwood spoke to news station KPRC2 and explained his obsession with the film franchise. He said he has written fan fiction about the films and camped out for movie tickets in the past.

    “I just love ‘Star Wars.’ I mean, with everything I got, I love ‘Star Wars,’” he said.

    In July, Fleetwood’s oncologist estimated he had two months to live due to his aggressive and rare connective tissue cancer called spindle cell sarcoma. He has already surpassed his doctor’s expectations, explaining that he's holding on to try and see the seventh “Star Wars” flick, but he fears he's running out of time.

    "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,” said Fleetwood, who wore a Darth Vader T-shirt for his TV interview.

    Walt Disney Studios has yet to respond to the super fan’s request.

    A rep for Disney did not immediately return FOX411’s request for comment.
     
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    "Robin, they gave this dying guy a screener and not me, ffffffucks"
     
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    hope for his sake it's better than 1.
     
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    No cuts....
     
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    While I have sympathy for this dying guy, this is just dumb.
    It's just a movie. It's not going to change anyone's life
     
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    planet earth is sofuckinggay
     
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    I have hang nail!!!

    I am waiting Disney
     
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    Disney marketing is preparing their new "People are dying to see it!" ad campaign.
     
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    Wasn't this the plot of that movie Fanboys?
     
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    Let the guy see the friggin movie. Wgas.
     
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    What if he thinks the movie sucked? He doesn't have a lot of time and I don't want him to waste it.
     
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    Yep -"but what if it sucks?"
     
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    Fuck him. He will post a shitload of spoilers and then say "I'm dying and this is my final fuck you to a world that treated me like shit"

    They should make him agree to be put down right after seeing it. Moment credits roll the overdose of morphine starts.
     
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    #ido



    not really, just look for any opportunity to use your favorite hashtag.
     
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    fuck that bring on the hookers and dope!
     
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    Yep, and I thought the movie was great. And I the kid should see it but also depends if the movie is finished.

    And I want to make another point, it pisses me of every time Stern and Robin and others say the prequels ruined SW. Cause I think they seem to think the prequels are the sequels to the OT.

    Even though the prequels aren't great they still made the SW universe huge by the celebration con, comic cons, animated shows, video games, merchandise etc. If the prequels did ruined SW, then there would be none of that.
    And this proves that Stern, Robin and others are fake poser fair-weather SW fans
     
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    Yes, but kind gesture.
     
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    I'm not a Star Wars guy, but, well it's kind of like getting front row seats to your favorite team's ball game or something. I mean why not. Poor guy will be dead soon. It would be a nice gesture.
     
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