In April, British illustrator Neil Hanvey was given an awful prognosis – he had eight months to live due to cancer. Hanvey was acclaimed for his work and has a major love for “Star Wars,” but was aware he may not get a chance to see “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” when it hits UK cinemas in December
It was then his wife Andrea and healthcare assistant Amy Duncan posted on Facebook asking for support to help him get an early screening from his hospital bed, using the hashtag #RogueOneWish.
In the wake of that posting, support has come in from all corners be it fan podcasts to Olympics personnel to over the weekend none other than Mark Hamill himself who has been retweeting. Check out one tweet from Neil’s work colleagues.
— St Michael's Hospice (@StMichaelsHosp) August 18, 2016
In recent years, and with the help of social media, a terminally ill fan or two have been able to ask to see rough cuts of films such as one famous one with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Another sadly passed on before he could see “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” which he desperately wanted to see.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens on December 16th and check out another two Empire covers tied to the film which puts the focus on the villain Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelssohn) and the new droid K2SO.