Six children with rare diseases and disabilities who were part of Josh Rossi’s Justice League photoshoot were treated to a special screening of the film on Monday by director Zack Snyder.
Andrew and Chelsey Loftus attended the event with their daughter Sofie, who played the group’s Wonder Woman. “It’s so awesome. These kids deserve it,” Andrew Loftus told Utah’s KSL. “It is just amazing to see all these people supporting Sofie and all the other children who have gone through so much.”
“At first we were skeptical, but then heard that they wanted to show her strengths through this photoshoot,” said Chelsey Loftus. “They wanted Sophie to be Wonder Woman and we were on board. It was cool to see her get to do something that was just for her, and own it.”
Rossi’s “REAL Justice League” is comprised of 5-year-old double amputee Kayden Kinckle as Cyborg; 3-year-old Sofie, whose cancer is now in remission; 9-year-old Teagan Pettit, who has half a heart, as Superman; 2-year-old leukemia patient Mataese Manuma as Aquaman; 7-year-old Zaiden Stolrow, who suffers from ADHD and who loves to run, as The Flash; and 5-year-old Simon Fullmer, who is afflicted with Neuroblastoma, as Batman.
Opening Friday nationwide, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
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