A r/marvelstudios member by the user id of /alexander_q posted earlier today that he is suffering from two different types of cancer and bone marrow failure. His only wish is to see Avengers: Endgame before dying.
“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.
The post received more than 66,000 upvotes and quickly took the top position on /r/marvelstudios attracting the attention of user /Tinoh who is working on Avengers: Endgame in London and he said he will do whatever he can to escalate the matter internally to hopefully reach producers through the VFX chain. /Tinoh also said that in case /alexander_q does not get a special screening /Tinoh will gladly hand him his cast and crew screening ticket which is usually a week or so before release.
“Really sorry to hear about this.. I’m currently working on Endgame in London (if the location is near you can defo have my cast and crew screening ticket which is usually a week or so before release) and will try and pass this message up the VFX ladder (producers mostly) – hopefully something can come about from it!”
Another reddit user /EndgameCancer who has worked both on Infinity War and Endgame said he knows about the movie so in case /alexander_q does not get a special screening he will video/voice call him and tell him everything about the movie. /EndgameCancer said he has signed a NDA but he is willing to bend the rules for a dying man.
Reddit users have started a #Avengers4Alexander tweet on Twitter as a mark of support towards Alexander. Check out the reddit post here
Stay strong Alexander, we are with you brother #Avengers4Alexander