Terminally ill 'Star Wars' fan gets early screening of 'The Rise of Skywalker'

(Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Disney)

(Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Disney)

A terminally ill Star Wars fan got to watch "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" three weeks ahead of the Dec. 20 release date.

With help from Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, a hospice patient in Hampshire, England, had his wish come true when he was able to get a private screening of the final installment of the nine-part saga.

According to Deadline, Iger agreed to a private screening after seeing a tweet from Rowans Hospice in Hampshire saying "time is not on his side."

The hospice threw a party for him Wednesday and he watched the film Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The patient released a statement after watching the movie:

His wife also thanked Disney in the same statement for making her husband's dream come true:

Rowans Hospice, where the patient had his final wish granted, is a local charity that provides specialist hospice care and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses resident, their relatives and carers.

All the care given is without charge.