Last weekend, 33-year-old Reddit user Alexander Q posted on the Marvel Studios subreddit inquiring about the possibility of being able to view Avengers: Endgame ahead of its scheduled premiere. Today, Alexander posted an update confirming that Disney has reached out to him to discuss options for an early viewing.
Alexander suffers from a rare, terminal genetic disease called Fanconi Anemia, which results in the decreased production of blood cells and affects bone marrow. Currently suffering from liver and mouth cancer, as well as bone marrow failure, Alexander lost his sister to the disease three years prior and doesn’t believe he’ll still be alive when Endgame premieres in April.
Redditors took Alexander's request seriously and launched a #Avengers4Alexander social media campaign. Since making his initial post last week, Alexander has repeatedly updated the thread thanking the subreddit community for their kind words and support, and even jokingly mused if Disney might be able to throw the upcoming Captain Marvel into the mix as well.
Avengers: Endgame will arrive on April 26. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.
(via Screen Rant)