Disney Reaches Out to Terminally Ill Marvel Fan Who Wants to See ‘Endgame’ Early
We’re all looking forward to Avengers: Endgame. Tragically, there are some Marvel fans who will not live to see its release date. Last week, a user named alexander_q on Reddit posted a message called “Dying Before April: My Endgame” which read, in part:
Liver cancer, mouth cancer, bone marrow failure. Will probably be dead before April. I've heard of people getting early screenings before. How do I get in on this action? I'm not a child or anyone with a particularly tragic story. Just a normal guy. I'm 33, lost my sister three years ago to the same rare genetic disease it turns out I have too. I'll leave behind a devoted girlfriend and an adopted greyhound.
Alexander’s story touched other fans, and got the hashtag #Avengers4Alexander trending on Twitter. Eventually he provided an update:
We did it Reddit! Disney have reached out and we are discussing options. I cried when I read their email. It's everything I hoped for and I owe it to all of you.
In another thread, Alexander even promises there will be “no spoilers from me. Not even a thumbs up or down” after he sees the movie.
Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 26. We hope Alexander gets to see it before then, and we wish him nothing but the very best.
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