A Marvel fan by the name of Alexander might just be among the first members of the public to catch a screening of “Avengers: Endgame”.
Alexander, 33, of Australia is suffering from a rare genetic disease. His final request is to see the sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War” before its April 26 premiere.
“Liver cancer, mouth cancer, bone marrow failure,” Alexander wrote in a Reddit post titled “Dying Before April: My Endgame” last week. “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,” he continued. “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.”
The post generated an incredible amount of support and quickly developed into a full-fledged viral social media campaign. Reddit users tagged the accounts of directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Members of this sometimes horrifying but sometimes — such as in this case — beautiful thing called the Internet also created a Twitter campaign called #Avengers4Alexander.
Alexander revealed on Thursday that Disney has reached out to him and the two parties are discussing options. “This is everything I could have hoped for!” exclaimed Alexander.
Whatsmore, “because Australia is a small place, turns out I know a guy who knows a guy who is chums with Chris Hemsworth. I think they called him tonight on my behalf,” Alexander revealed.
Alexander suffers from a rare genetic disease called fancomi anemia. He inherited the disease that severely affects the production of bone marrow.
Fingers crossed Alexander gets to see the upcoming superhero epic “Avengers: End Game”.