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Terminally Ill Star Wars Fan Got To See Upcoming Rogue One Film Before He Died

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Neil Hanvey's dying wish came true.

On Saturday, the terminally ill Star Wars fan got an advance screening of the film franchise's upcoming release, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Over the weekend, the ailing man was actually able to watch the movie with his his wife and family members, from his bed at England's St. Michael's Hospice.

Related: Kenny Baker, Who Played R2-D2, Died

Tragically, Neil passed away on Monday at 36 years old, after losing his battle with cancer.

But, before his death, hospice staff had organized a social media campaign to get Mr. Hanvey that advanced viewing. Last week, Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the famed franchise, saw the campaign, and took to Twitter to support the effort, retweeting this post (below):

And, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards also heard about the man's wish, and sent over a special preview version of the film, months before its scheduled December release.

After the Saturday screening, the hospice issued a statement about the heartwarming gesture, and revealed the filmmaker did "all he could" to grant Neil's request:

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Darth Vader Makes His Return In New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer — Watch HERE!

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The summer Olympics in Rio this year have been quite exciting, but last night may've pulled a couple extra viewers in thanks to Disney dropping the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story DURING the games!

Even though fans had to wait over two hours into the primetime Olympic coverage for the new trailer, we FINALLY got what we were all waiting for with new action packed footage from the sci-fi epic!

Related: Rogue One In Trouble Thanks To Extensive Reshoots!

The upcoming flick takes place before the events of the first Star Wars movie from 1977, and revolves around a team that is asked to steal the Death Star's design plans. Not only is the movie directed by Gareth Edwards, but it also stars Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, and Ben Mendelsohn. Not to mention, James Earl Jones has returned to voice famed villain Darth Vader — who you get a quick glimpse of too!

Ch-ch-check out the incredible new trailer (below) and make sure you mark your calendars for December 16, 2016 when Rogue One hits theaters!

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First Star Wars Spinoff In Trouble! Get The Deets On Just How Extensive Rogue One Reshoots Are Going To Be!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a huge success, rebooting and revitalizing a franchise many thought had been murdered by the villain Jar Jar Binks.

The film's box office and critical reception boded very well for planned sequels, and even standalone spinoff movies.

But apparently Disney is going to have to put in some extra hours if they want to make the first one of those films work…

Related: Chewbacca Mom Just Shattered Facebook Video Record!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tells the tale of the group of spies who stole the plans for the original Death Star, the ones Princess Leia gives to R2-D2 at the beginning of the original movie, A New Hope.

Reports came out over the weekend that the wartorn prequel was going to be undergoing some major reshoots.

How major?

According to MakingStarWars, the crew has revealed a LOT is being redone — in all they estimate

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The First Star Wars Spinoff Has A Title AND A Release Date! Find Out When You Can See Felicity Jones Get Her X-Wing On HERE!

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Huge news for Star Wars fans today!

After months of speculation, Disney has finally revealed when we'll see Episode VIII AND the first spinoff film!

[ Related: Jessica Chastain Wants To Be In Star Wars! ]

Oh, BTW, the first spinoff will be called…

Star Wars: Rogue One!

The standalone film will star Felicity Jones and be directed by Godzilla's Gareth Edwards from a script by Cinderella's Chris Weitz.

They aren't giving away any deets about the plot, but

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The Godzilla Reboot Is HAPPENING! And Already In Production!

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Oh MAN!

We had heard the rumblings…and luckily for us, they turned out ROARING right into a reality!

During Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim discussion at this year's 2012 Comic Con Festival, he surprised audiences with a brief, unexpected teaser for the upcoming Godzilla reboot, which as far we knew hadn't panned past the promotional design art released two years ago at the very same panel!

And that's not all! We've got a teaser poster, too!

Ch-ch-check it out (above)!

Pretty vague, right?

Well, apparently, so was

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