Disney Issues Seizure Warning for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Ahead of Movie Release


Disney has issued a seizure warning for epileptic fans ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

They are working with the Epilepsy Foundation to make people aware that this film could trigger a seizure.

Now, don’t freak out. It’s not a common thing. It’s only happens in about 3% of people with Epilepsy.  According to The Hollywood Reporter:

..exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities, or with certain visual patterns, can trigger seizures. This condition is known as photosensitive epilepsy. Flashing lights can also trigger migraines in those who are photosensitive.”

Disney has put out this notice to theaters as well:

Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that you provide at your venue box office and online, and at other appropriate places where your customers will see it, a notice containing the following information: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker contains several sequences with imagery and sustained flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photosensitivities.

I remember when we went to see the Incredibles 2 my son even commented that he was surprised there was no warning for the film because he was worried it would cause someone to have a seizure. Shortly after Disney did release a warning.

But spoiler, we now know that there will be sequences in this film that could cause photosensitive people issues. So there’s that. But it’s a very good thing that Disney is taking it seriously and putting a warning out ahead of time. I don’t want to see anyone potentially get hurt over this movie.

Keep it in mind if you or your friend and family have photosensitive issues or Epilepsy.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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