With films like Star Wars giving special screenings to terminally ill fans, a Reddit user has suddenly found some overwhelming support online after he reveals that he won't be able to make it to April to catch Avengers: Endgame in theaters.
This was u/alexander_q's post on Reddit titled Dying Before April: My Endgame:
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.
I thought I'd make it to April at least but my bone marrow is toast.
There hasn't been any official response from Marvel yet, but the fandom is already scrambling like crazy, sharing the hashtag #Avengers4Alexander. If Lucasfilm can make special screenings for their terminally ill fans, I imagine they could do the same for something as huge as Avengers: Endgame.
Hopefully we get some kind of update on this soon. The way it looks, maybe Marvel has already been tapped about it one way or another. I guess it's just nice to see everyone in the community coming together to please at least one fan for one last time.
Avengers: Endgame comes out April 26.